Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad

Latin America and the Caribbean
Columbia

About Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad
The Environment and Society Association is comprised of professionals specialized in environmental matters and seeks to create positive changes in regulations, policies, decision-making processes and practices in environmental issues, promoting the full implementation of the rights to participation, access to information by civil society and the transparency of public and private entities as well as working primarily with affected communities, youth groups and women.

Commitment Summary
Achieving effective implementation of regulations and policies through access to information, and participation in environmental issues, accomplishing a change in the standards of sustainable development. Ambiente y Sociedad seeks to develop advocacy to guarantee individual and collective rights to information and participation and require public institutions fulfilling their obligations regarding the implementation of environmental standards, and the implementation and development of effective mechanisms that allow the participation of civil society.

Full Commitment
Objective: Achieving effective implementation of regulations and policies through access to information, and participation in environmental issues, accomplishing a change in the standards of sustainable development. Ambiente y Sociedad seeks to develop advocacy to guarantee individual and collective rights to information and participation and require public institutions fulfilling their obligations regarding the implementation of environmental standards, and the implementation and development of effective mechanisms that allow the participation of civil society. Actions: 1. Monitoring plans and private and government projects that have an impact on generating patterns of climate change initiative. 2. Monitoring and research assessments and environmental impact studies that can generate impacts on the environment and climate change. 3. Participate in rulemaking processes on consultation for black and indigenous people. 4. Monitoring and advocacy on proposed laws and policies on the right of access to information. 5. To monitor sectorial policies, in particular the infrastructure policies, that the States promote with financial support from multilateral and national development banks, whose effects cause social and environmental impacts 6. To strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations towards the implementation of international and national institutional guidelines on climate change, risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, poverty reduction and sustainable development.