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Sep 30, 2014
Meet Allen Gunn, facilitator of the TAI Global Gathering
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Allen Gunn

The 5th TAI Global Gathering, taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, October 29th-31st, 2014 is fast approaching. This year’s event, Using Information, Data and Technology to Protect Forests and Strengthen the Rights of Forest-Dependent Communities,” will bring together over 90 civil society organizations, community members, and indigenous groups from around the world to explore new innovations for using technology to share information about forests, encourage government transparency and participation, and improve accountability of natural resources decisions.

Sep 19, 2014
América Latina y el Caribe da paso importante para asegurar transparencia y participación en los asuntos ambientales
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18 Gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe acordaron los contenidos mínimos de un instrumento internacional para hacer efectiva la democracia ambiental en la región, durante la VII Reunión de los Grupos de Trabajo de la Declaración del Principio 10 en América Latina y el Caribe, que tuvo lugar en San José, Costa Rica los días 10 y 11 de septiembre.

Sep 10, 2014
Comunicado de Prensa: Gobiernos se reúnen en Costa Rica para importante decisión sobre derechos de acceso
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Gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen en San José de Costa Rica para tomar importante decisión que se espera fortalezca el respeto a los derechos humanos y la protección del medio ambiente.

Aug 18, 2014
MEET OUR HOST ORGANIZATION OF THIS YEAR’S TAI GLOBAL GATHERING: Asociación AMBIENTE Y SOCIEDAD
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Children play in the fishing village of Tumaradó on the banks of the Atrato River. Unguía, Chocó. Courtesy of Anthrotect / Brodie Ferguson.

Mining and oil extraction projects in Colombia have been deemed of paramount importance due to the great potential to support needed economic development.By the end of the decade, mining is predicted to account for 13 percent of the country’s GDP. Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities of Colombia, who constitute 30.5 percent of the country’s population, may face great risk and uncertainty over the next decade as large-scale mining projects expand at a rapid rate. Half of the country’s total forested land is located in Afro-Colombian or indigenous community territories.

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