Center for International Environmental Law

Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Norwegian Supreme Court: Okay to Explore for New Oil. Producing It Is Another Matter
In a decision that disappointed climate advocates while offering little comfort to oil producers or investors, the Norwegian Supreme Court today upheld the government’s 2011 and 2013 grants of exploration licenses in the Arctic but put a big question mark on whether any oil discovered could...
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Ford & GM Knew, Too: New Documents Show Major Car Companies Understood the Link Fossil Fuels Could Affect Climate a Half-Century Ago
A new investigative report published today in Energy & Environment News reveals that leading US auto companies were on notice of links between climate change and fossil fuels by the late 1950s and actively conducting climate-relevant research nearly a half-century ago. The report couples...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Investigation Details Industry’s Attempts to Flood Africa with Plastic Pollution
Investigative reports by the New York Times and Unearthed reveal close coordination between chemical and plastic industry representatives and Trump Administration officials as they negotiate a trade deal with Kenya that would undo environmental and public health regulations that have made the East...
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Debt-Driven Dividends and Asset Fire Sales: New Briefing Details Latest Signs of Oil and Gas Industry’s Decline
Amidst the ongoing pandemic crisis, the oil majors are racking up debt and selling off assets, in moves that aim to project stability but instead reveal the industry’s increasing fragility. A new brief released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) highlights the latest...
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Pandemic Crisis, Systemic Decline: New Report Warns Oil, Gas, and Plastic Industries are an Unfillable Sinkhole for Recovery Funds
As countries and communities race to address the massive health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, oil, gas, and petrochemical producers are lobbying aggressively to secure government bailouts and regulatory rollbacks from governments around the world. A new report released today by the...
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Ninth Circuit Concludes US Government and Fossil Fuels Responsible for Grave Harms; Abdicates its Role to Remedy those Harms in Juliana v United States
Today, the Ninth Circuit delivered its ruling in Juliana v United States , the landmark climate case brought by 21 youth plaintiffs against the US government for violating their constitutional rights to a livable climate. “What is remarkable about this decision, and what will land it in legal...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Countries Have a Duty to Pursue Disability-Inclusive Climate Action, According to New Report
Today, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), and Inclusiva released a new report The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change . In the midst of the current climate negotiations...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Investments in Oil and Gas Production Over the Next Five Years Will Lock-In More than 1.5°C of Global Warming
Over the coming five years, the oil and gas sector intends to invest USD 1.4 trillion developing new oil and gas extraction. This risks locking in enough carbon emissions to push warming beyond 2°C, let alone 1.5°C, according to a new report by the Global Gas and Oil Network supported by Oil Change...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
New Report Confirms: Human Rights Are Integral to Climate Action
Rights in a Changing Climate , a new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and funded by the Government of Luxembourg, provides the first comprehensive review of human-rights-related policies and guidelines adopted under the UN Framework Convention on...
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Friday, October 25, 2019
ExxonMobil Faces Another Lawsuit: Massachusetts Sues for Climate Deception
Today, Massachusetts became the second state to sue ExxonMobil for misleading investors about climate change and the first to sue ExxonMobil for deceiving consumers. The lawsuit, filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, claims that the company knowingly deceived investors and consumers...
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