Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)

AIDA aims to strengthen people's ability to guarantee their individual and collective right to a healthy environment through the development, implementation and effective enforcement of national and international law. Focusing its efforts on Latin America, AIDA forms partnerships with local groups in order to tackle a range of environmental crises. Environmental health is an integral part of human health and protecting the environment thus also contributes to the wellbeing of underprivileged communities whose livelihoods depend on their ecosystems. AIDA employs a broad range of advocacy tools, from providing citizens and policy makers with the legal knowledge needed to make responsible decisions to distributing reports on key issues and helping non-profit organisations hold governments accountable for their environmental commitments.

AIDA conducts its efforts according to four basic principles:
  • encourage transnational collaboration
  • protect human rights
  • cultivate the power of international law
  • encourage citizen enforcement and public participation.

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