Environmental Justice

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of hope

Workshop on creative activism Days of Hope is coming to Caquetá on the 21st of September

Dejusticia, PID Amazonía, the Red Cross Bogotá and Tell are getting together in Florencia to hold the first event of this international initiative that combines art and social mobilization.
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Amazon, Colombia

The Colombian government has failed to fulfill the Supreme Court’s landmark order to protect the Amazon

One year ago, the Colombian Supreme Court declared the Colombian Amazon a subject of rights, ordering the government to take measures to preserve it by curbing deforestation. However, the government has not taken sufficient action; meanwhile, threats to the rainforest continue to grow.
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Join our Petition in Change.org: We want zero deforestation in the Amazon

We, the 25 children and youth who won the first case in Latin America involving climate change and future generations, met with experts and civil society organizations in Colombia to ask our Congress, #LetsChangeTheGoal on deforestation that President Iván Duque proposed in the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2022.
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Cambio climático, medio ambiente

25 Voices against Deforestation: Finalists for the Children’s Climate Prize

The prize, which was awarded this 20th of November in Stockholm (Sweden), sought to highlight youth-led initiatives across the globe aimed at confronting the challenge of climate change.
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Deforestation

25 Voices Against Deforestation

From 17 cities around Colombia, these boys, girls, and young adults between the ages of 7 and 26 were the impetus for the First Lawsuit on Climate Change and the Future Generations of Latin America.
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Acción global

In historic ruling, Colombian Court protects youth suing the national government for failing to curb deforestation

The Supreme Court of Justice ordered the protection of the Colombian Amazon from deforestation, ruling in favor of a group of 25 children and youth, who with the support of Dejusticia, sued the Colombian government for failing to protect their rights to life and a healthy environment.
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Columbia University climate scientist supports climate change litigation case in Colombia

Scientist Dr. James E. Hansen, a global expert on climate change, submitted an amicus brief supporting the climate change case Dejusticia filed alongside 25 children and young people who are suing the Colombian government for failing to stop deforestation in the Amazon region.
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AsambleaSPGuatemala

Guatemala: Dejusticia intervenes in a process that seeks to protect the right to prior consultation of the Xinka people

During 2012 and 2013, the Ministry of Energy and Mines granted licenses for the exploitation of the Escobal mining company without consulting indigenous people. Eight international organizations presented an amicus to support the communities.
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Eight key points of the first Latin American lawsuit on the rights of future generations and climate change

Deforestation in the Colombian Amazon (the most biodiverse region in the world) violates the right of colombian children and youth to enjoy a healthy environment. Given that all ecosystems are interconnected, deforestation in the Amazon not only affects those living in the region, but also elsewhere in Colombia.
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