Colombians to speak in Canada as fracking threatens human rights in their country

Colombians to speak in Canada as fracking threatens human rights in their country

Impact on Colombians

The United Nations Development Programme has highlighted that, “Colombia is at high risk from climate change impacts.”

The Bogota Post has also reported, “It is Colombia’s campesinos, who have already borne the brunt of a long conflict, who are likely to be hit hardest [by climate change].”

And the Alliance for a Colombia Free of Fracking has stated that fracking activities would be in violation of Colombian constitutional principles that guarantee citizens the right to life, the right to water, and the right to a healthy environment.

Regulations for fracking in Colombia to be ready this year, fracking to begin in 2020