The Center for International Environmental Law CIEL

  • CIEL and other civil society organizations express concerns over the 2004 U.S. model Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • CIEL calls for greater public involvement in trade policy in congressional testimony.
  • CIEL argues for cooperative approaches to technology transfer to address climate change that maintain intellectual property flexibilities.
  • To mark the July 4th holiday, CIEL proudly joins the Declaration of Independence from Toxic Chemicals and the national campaign for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a collaborative effort for a new U.S. federal policy that protects people and the environment.
  • In a dialogue with member states, CIEL urges the Human Rights Council to take action to ensure that climate change does not harm human rights.

CIEL statement available here … (Homepage).

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Addresses: CIEL (United States), 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20036, USA;
CIEL (Switzerland), 15 rue des Savoises, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contacts for phone and e-mail: on the Homepage.

About /Mission; The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is a nonprofit organization working to use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.  

We provide a wide range of services including legal counsel, policy research, analysis, advocacy, education, training, and capacity building. CIEL’s goals:

  • to solve environmental problems and promote sustainable societies through the use of law;
  • to incorporate fundamental principles of ecology and justice into international law;
  • to strengthen national environmental law systems and support public interest movements around the world; and
  • to educate and train public-interest-minded environmental lawyers

CIEL’s program areas include: … (full text Mission).

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