SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Land Use
This selection highlights some of the key organisations who are doing work around extractive industries and land issues, covering a variety of themes ranging from land use planning and environmental...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Public Procurement and Disclosure of Public Officials’ Personal Assets
The following selection of publications showcases how public officials and civil society organisations in Latin America have dealt with the challenges of opening public procurement procedures and public officials’ personal...
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BRIEF
Land Use Planning for Extractive Industries
Latin American countries have begun to use land use planning tools to manage competing claims to land in a context of high extractive industry activity. The progress of five Latin...
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BRIEF
Strengthening Agrobiodiversity: A Key Adaptation Strategy for Latin America’s Mountain Ecosystems
With their high levels of agrobiodiversity, Latin American countries are implementing innovative research programmes and policies to conserve native and wild crop and animal species. Their work is helping to...
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Key Civil Society Groups Using the Right to Information
This Spotlight On highlights some of the key Latin American CSOs using the right to information to carry out independent assessments of policies and programmes in different sectors. CSOs from...
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BRIEF
Ecuador’s Yasuní–ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs. Extraction Dilemma
Ecuador has made an innovative promise: not to drill for oil in the Yasuní National Park in exchange for international financial support for environmentally-friendly development projects, offsetting the income it...
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GUIDE
Accessing Land for Extractive Industries: Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Approaches
In recent decades, Latin America has opted for new approaches to land access and use by the extractive industry sector. From these experiences, the Latin America region has interesting lessons...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Design, Adoption and Implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts
This selection highlights some of the key publications on Latin American FOIAs’ critical features, the challenges and opportunities of their implementation and use, and the process for adopting them. It...
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GUIDE
The Latin American Approach to Transparency and Access to Information
Transparency and the right to access information is now a reality in many Latin American countries. So how has this been achieved?
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Land Use
Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges,...
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