SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management
Latin American Organisations  
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BRIEF
Community Participation in IFI-Funded Development Projects: Latin America’s Experience
Major development projects involving infrastructure or extractive industries – both in Latin America and other regions – tend to be financed, either partially or totally, by international financial institutions (IFIs)....
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Indigenous People, Conflict and Extractive Industries: Latin American Approaches
Exploration and exploitation activities have already advanced into remote, resource-rich lands inhabited by indigenous people across the southern hemisphere. Developing extractive projects in indigenous territory is especially challenging and frequently...
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Increasing Citizen Participation in Local Governance: Latin America’s Local Citizen Councils
Local citizen participation has long been acknowledged as a useful tool to enhance public policies: it improves policies’ responsiveness to the population’s needs and quality as citizens make creative and...
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Key Advances in Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Within mountain ecosystems across Latin America, Africa and Asia, increasing climate variability, gradual glacial melting and more frequent and intense extreme weather events are negatively affecting the ability of water...
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MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Using Strategic Litigation to Enforce the Right to Information in Latin America: a Case from Argentina
Strategic litigation, or the use of the courts to achieve structural reforms in institutions and legislation, is a common practice used by civil society organisations (CSOs) in Latin America. In...
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GUIDE
Strengthening Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems: The Latin American Response
Mountains provide a broad range of environmental services including water, energy, soils and biodiversity, and are of vital importance for local populations as well as ecosystems and human populations at...
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BRIEF
How Traditional Knowledge and Technologies are Contributing to Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
High climate variability has been a characteristic of mountain ecosystems, even before climate change concerns emerged. Indigenous cultures of Central America and the Andean region have been living in these...
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MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Opportunities and Challenges in Access to Public Information: Experiences from Latin America
Through interviews with members of civil society organisations, this short documentary describes the situation of the right to information in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador. The interviewees also share...
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments
  The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza - CATIE)
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