BRIEFSKey Advances in Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Water Basin Councils and citizen participation mechanisms, terracing and ‘water raising’, innovative tools for researching vulnerability: these are just a few of the strategies Latin American countries are using to...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Using Strategic Litigation to Enforce the Right to Information in Latin America: a Case from Argentina
Through strategic litigation, in 2008 the Argentinean Association for Civil Rights (ADC) secured a transparency win, forcing a national-level public institution to comply with providing access to information.
GUIDEStrengthening Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems: The Latin American Response
Over 50% of the world’s population depends directly or indirectly on mountain ecosystems, which are already being impacted by climate change. So how are Latin Americans that live in mountain...
BRIEFSHow Traditional Knowledge and Technologies are Contributing to Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Traditional communities living across Latin America’s mountains possess an extraordinarily broad range of knowledge about their environment and adapting to a changing climate. From water management strategies to agricultural timing...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Opportunities and Challenges in Access to Public Information: Experiences from Latin America
In implementing their Freedom of Information Acts, Latin American countries are facing challenges - but also promising opportunities – in guaranteeing transparency and access to information.
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Organisations: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments
A wide range of organisations are working in climate change adaptation across Latin America, however only a few focus their efforts on mountain ecosystems. The following document provides information on...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: From the Law to Practice: The Creation of the Mexican Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection
Mexico’s 2002 Freedom of Information Act was the first in the world to create an autonomous oversight body with the authority to enforce compliance with the law.
BRIEFSInnovative Mountain Adaptation: A Case Study in Agroforestry’s Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits
Small-scale coffee and cocoa farmers in northern Peru are successfully adapting to the challenges of climate change and enjoying higher incomes thanks to an innovative agroforestry project.
MULTIMEDIAPODCAST: Getting a Freedom of Information Act Approved: The Story of Brazil
In 2011, Brazil joined the 65% of Latin American countries that have approved a Freedom of Information Act, making the first step in guaranteeing citizens’ right to information and in...
BRIEFSMining in Latin America: Attracting Quantity and Quality in FDI
How can countries attract foreign direct investment in mining, while at the same time ensure environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth? The Latin American experience offers some answers.