Censat Agua Viva, depending on the intervention strategy, develops its work in articulation and in alliance with other organizations and communities that, in many cases, are consolidated in networks, platforms, social movements or other collective forms that contribute to achieve actions of greater impact.
We currently participate in 19 networks or platforms, of which 13 are international and 6 are national or regional. In general, we have a significant role in all these spaces, since it is one of the ways in which we demonstrate our political commitment to these processes, which in turn is one of the determining criteria for our permanence in them. Here is a brief description of each of the different collective spaces in which Censat Agua Viva participates:
SPACES OF ARTICULATION OF WHICH WE ARE PART
– Colombia Fracking Free Alliance, ACLF
– Caribbean Coalition
– Fair Finance International
– Pan-Amazonian Social Forum, Fospa
– Global Forest Coalition, GFC
– Energy and Equity Group
– Jubilee South Americas
– La Guajira speaks to the country
– Colombian movement in defense of territories and people affected by dams, Movimiento Rios Vivos
– National Environmental Movement
– Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America, Ocmal
– Latin American and Caribbean Platform for Climate Justice, Plcjc
– Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights
– Inter-American Watch Network for the Defense and Right to Water, VIDA
– Latin American Network against monoculture tree plantations, Recoma
– Global Gas & Oil Network / Red Mundial del Gas y el Petróleo / Global Gas & Oil Network, GGON
– Voices for the climate
Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (Atalc).
Latin American Network against monoculture tree plantations, Recoma
Global Gas & Oil Network / Global Gas & Oil Network, GGON
The Global Gas and Oil Network (GGON) is composed of civil society organizations that seek to support global efforts to halt the expansion of fossil fuels in pursuit of a fair and equitable decrease in fossil fuel extraction.
It has a website created to provide resources for policymakers, advocates, researchers, activists and community members tracking the shift of our energy system from oil and gas to clean and socially just alternatives.
GGON recognizes that a managed transition away from oil and gas production, along with coal, will be necessary to meet the climate targets to which governments have committed themselves under the framework
More information at: www.ggon.org
Articulation spaces Fracking Free Colombia Alliance, ACLF
The Colombia Free of Fracking Alliance, ACLF, was created in September 2017 in the city of Barrancabermeja, Santander, with the purpose of halting the advance of that technique for exploiting
This articulation has achieved a de facto moratorium on fracking in Colombia and, currently (2022), to stop the implementation of the so-called Integral Research Pilot Projects, PPII, as well as to promote a Law of the Republic that prohibits the exploitation of YNC.
Articulation spaces Caribbean Coalition
Since 2021, we have promoted the Accidental Commission to monitor large-scale coal mining in the Colombian Caribbean in coordination with a sector of the progressive Senate bench.
Articulation spaces Fair Finance International
Fair Finance is an international civil society network with more than 100 partners and allies, which began to take shape in 2009 and currently has active coalitions in different countries and sub-regions, the most recent being Latin America and Colombia.
More information at: Fair Finance International | Fair Finance International (fairfinanceguide.org)
Pan-Amazonian Social Forum, Fospa
This is one of the thematic and regional forums, derived from the World Social Forum, with a
There are national subcommittees in eight of the nine Pan-Amazonian countries, since English Guyana has hardly any participation.
Our priorities include the analysis, positioning and proposals for action around the green economy and the financialization of nature in the Amazon.
Articulation spaces Global Forest Coalition, GFC
Coalition of indigenous peoples’ organizations and NGOs in all continents, working for
Energy and Equity Group
This group is made up of organizations such as Taller Ecologista (Argentina), Red de pobreza energética (Chile), Acción Ecológica (Ecuador), Observatorio de Ecología Política de Venezuela (Venezuela), Censat Agua Viva, among others.
Articulation spaces Jubilee South Americas
This network, whose main focus has been the fight against the external debt of Latin American countries, seeks to connect this issue, in analysis and possible alternatives, with other associated phenomena, such as ecological debt or militarization, focusing on these three axes.
As Censat Agua Viva we were participating as an observer from 2019 to 2022, when we became members, focused on the axis of socio-ecological justice and in the region.
Articulation spaces La Guajira speaks to the country Articulation spaces
Oilwatch is a network that builds solidarity and promotes a common identity among the peoples of the global south in the quest to stop the expansion of fossil fuel extraction activities that degrade territories, socially and environmentally.
The creation of Oilwatch was inspired by the need to develop global strategies for communities affected by oil activities, to support their resistance processes and to work with the communities affected by oil activities.
Colombian movement in defense of territories and people affected by dams, Movimiento Rios Vivos
In 2006 Censat Agua Viva and organizations such as Asprocig, the Observatory of Environmental Conflicts, OCA, of the University of Caldas, Onuira and the Community Council of La Toma, founded the National Network of People Affected and Threatened by Dams, which later changed its name to the Living Rivers Movement.
The current members are: Asoquimbo, Consejo Comunitario de La Toma, Comunidades Sembradoras de Aguas, Autonomías y Territorios, Setaa, Movimiento Social en Defensa de los Ríos Sogamoso y Chucurí and the Consejo Comunitario del río Anchicayá.
Articulation spaces National Environmental Movement
The National Environmental Movement is a process of articulation of different grassroots social organizations, environmental platforms and Colombian NGOs that since 2017 have been promoting a national articulation space with the aim of continuing to strengthen the processes of defense of water, life and territories that oppose the imposition of mining, oil and hydroelectric projects throughout the national territory.
It focuses on promoting collective initiatives aimed at protecting the right of communities to participate in environmental matters, specifically in the mining-energy field. In this sense, it has accompanied popular consultation initiatives in various parts of the country and is currently promoting a bill for environmental participation in mining and energy issues.
The Movement is made up of grassroots social organizations from all over the country, from the departments of Cauca, Tolima, Antioquia, Quindío, Cundinamarca, among others. These include Comité Ambiental del Tolima, Cosajuca, Amar es más, Comité por la defensa del agua y la vida del Cauca, Censat Agua Viva, Extinction Rebellion, Semillas de agua, among others.
As part of the joint actions, the #FueraAnglogold Alliance has been created, which is a gathering of processes affected by this transnational company, seeking to denounce the violation of human, environmental and territorial rights caused by it and denounce its strategies of co-optation of the local population and capture of the State.
Articulation spaces Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America, Ocmal
This observatory brings together some of the most important organizations working on mining conflicts in the region, such as Justiça Nos Trilhos from Brazil, Cooperacción from Peru, Acción Ecológica from Ecuador, Centro Hondureño de Promoción para el Desarrollo Comunitario-Cehprodec, Observatorio Latinoaméricano de Conflictos Ambientales, Centro de Documentación e Información Bolivia-CEDIB, Red Muqui from Peru, Colectivo Voces Ecológicas from Panama, among others.
We are part of the Board of Directors and have actively participated both in updating the mining conflict database and in the preparation of the annual report on mining conflicts in the region, from a Colombian perspective.
OCMAL was formally created in March 2007 at a meeting held in Oruro, Bolivia, establishing as its main objective the defense of communities and populations that, exercising their local activities such as agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing, tourism, housing and culture, are affected by the impacts of mining in the region.
This observatory focuses on studying and analyzing the expansion of metallic mining in the region, the role of the states in this expansion and the community responses that have been consolidated for the defense of the territories.
Articulation spaces Latin American and Caribbean Platform for Climate Justice, Plcjc
This initiative arises from the common diagnosis of the strategies implemented by governments to curb climate change and its causes, the actions of which have been completely
In response to this, the Platform promotes permanent dynamics of action and advocacy, linked to the social and political processes of the countries of the region, with popular and territorial protagonism, to generate relevant impacts on the policies and positions of governments in the region and to weave joint efforts at the territorial level to address the climate problem in an effective, concrete and real way.
Articulation spaces Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights
This network brings together different Latin American organizations that work in the defense of social and environmental rights in the face of the violations generated by extractive mining projects, with emphasis on the particular effects on women.
Formed in 2004, the Network is currently made up of Acción Ecológica of Ecuador, Colectivo Casa of Bolivia, Grufides of Peru, Censat Agua Viva of Colombia, OLCA of Chile, ADES of El Salvador and the representation of one of the founders in Argentina.
Articulation spaces Inter-American Watch Network for the Defense and Right to Water, VIDA
Consumer associations, women’s organizations, environmentalists, labor unions, human rights activists, religious, indigenous and social organizations currently make up the network: Fundación Abril, Asociación de Servicios Municipales de Saneamiento (Assemae), Observatorio Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (Observatorio Nacional de los Derechos Humanos), and other social organizations.
More information at: https://laredvida.org/
Facebook: Red Vigilancia Interamericana por la Defensa y Derecho al Agua
Articulation spaces Voices for the climate
It is an articulation of Colombian civil society organizations that seek to put their efforts to the