News from South America
16.oct.14 The development of hydraulic fracturing will have major consequences for the environment, society and energy sustainability in Latin America. Under the World Day Against Fracking (Global Frackdown), organizations of Latin American civil society warn about irreversible impacts that exploitation of unconventional oil through fracking is going to cause in the environment and society.
Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook
This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.
Third School Reciprocal Agreements for Water (ARA) as a means to preserve environmental functions of forests and increase the income of the people - FANAS
From 11 to 16 August the 3rd meeting related to Reciprocal Agreements for Water (ARA), the program is executed in Bolivia and within its 30 municipalities, having a growing demand to drive ARA was performed for multiple environmental functions inside and outside the country. thought that more cost-effective model for expanding ARA and scale of our operations is not do it ourselves, but is to teach other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous organizations, municipalities and governments on how to implement the model in their territories.
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Water for Schools Delta of Buenos Aire, Argentina - An initiative of the municipality of Tigre and Civil Society-
July 2014 The following note appears as a FANAS project and the International Institute for Environment and Development IIED- America Latina - in the framework of communication and dissemination of the activities of the Action for Water network in South America.
Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda
Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.
In July, FAN South America welcomed Leonardo Tambussi of IIED-AL in Argentina as the network's new Regional Coordinator.
In March 2013, FAN Latin American networks: FANAS, FANCA and FANMex, along with other organizations organised the Community Water and Sanitation Management Fair “Nuestra Agua 2013”. The fair, which aimed to increase the visibility of community water management groups and to provide a space to share and learn, took place in Granada, Nicaragua.
Brazilian youth group Generation+20 has launched an international petition calling on decision makers to act at Rio+20. FANAS member Vitae Civilis is one of the project's supporters.
Rubens Born, FANAS founder member from the Instituto Vitae Civilis is closely following the processes running up to Rio+20. He reports on developments at the 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19).