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Mar 6, 2014
The Access Initiative (TAI) and The Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) Come Together

Over the past few months, the Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) at The World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Access Initiative (TAI) secretariat have been in discussion about the direction of the two projects and ways to leverage their respective work to have greater impact. After much discussion, we have decided to bring the GFI and TAI teams at WRI together.

Feb 19, 2014
Damming up Multilaterals
NASA Satellite Image of the Tarbela Dam on the Indus River in Pakistan, Photo credit WikiCommons.jpg
NASA satellite image of the Tarbela Dam on the Indus River in Pakistan. Photo credit: WikiCommons

Contributed by Sophia Robison

In January, Congress passed the massive House Omnibus Act and sent it to President Obama, awaiting his signature to be enacted. The omnibus outlines the United States budget for the coming year, which totals to over one trillion dollars. The act has some very interesting and far reaching elements, but, most surprising among them, is the large amount of environmental legislation throughout the document.

Feb 19, 2014
Nueva publicación:Tutela judicial efectiva en materia ambiental: el caso ecuatoriano

En 1992, Naciones Unidas organizó la Conferencia sobre el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo, cuyos resultados se plasmaron en una Declaración de Principios rectores para el derecho ambiental. Uno de ellos, el Principio 10, sobre participación ciudadana, se refiere al acceso a la justicia ambiental. Desde entonces, el Principio 10 ha sustentado un importante desarrollo doctrinario, normativo y jurisprudencial ambiental, a nivel mundial. Este ha sido el caso ecuatoriano, cuya Constitución acogió su esencia con esa jerarquía normativa.

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