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Land Use Planning for Extractive Industries
Because of the potential for negative environmental and social impacts, extractive industries are often viewed as posing a threat to more traditional livelihood activities, such as agriculture or raising livestock,...
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Strengthening Agrobiodiversity: A Key Adaptation Strategy for Latin America’s Mountain Ecosystems
Latin America is home to many areas with a high concentration of agrobiodiversity, especially in its mountain ecosystems. Increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as droughts and...
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Ecuador’s Yasuní–ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs. Extraction Dilemma
Ecuador’s innovative proposal for not developing its Yasuní-Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini (Yasuní-ITT) oil fields presents an alternative strategy for resolving the conservation versus extractive industry development dilemma. Ecuador proposed the creation...
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GUIDE
Accessing Land for Extractive Industries: Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Approaches
Latin American countries and corporations are learning that they need to better regulate how land is accessed and used for extractive activities. How have Latin American countries sought to achieve...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Design, Adoption and Implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts
DESIGNING AND ADOPTING FOIAS Disclosing Justice: A Study on Access to Judicial Information in Latin America
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The Latin American Approach to Transparency and Access to Information
By providing greater access to public information and promoting transparency, Latin American countries seek to improve social oversight, inform citizens about government policies and programmes, advance other human rights, reduce...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Land Use
  Better Land Access for the Rural Poor: Lessons from Experience and Challenges Ahead
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Fighting Corruption by Improving Transparency and Access to Information
Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the last decades countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Paraguay have designed and created electronic platforms that make information...
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From Expropriation to Social Licence: Accessing Land for Extractive Industries
Gaining access to land with mineral and hydrocarbon resources can present a significant challenge. Experiences from Latin America show that direct land expropriation has been abandoned in favour of social...
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