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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Friday, July 20, 2018
CIEL Statement on Baltimore Climate Lawsuit
Today, the city of Baltimore filed a climate lawsuit in state court against 26 fossil fuel companies, including BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and ConocoPhillips, for damages caused by climate change. Baltimore is facing increasing costs of adapting to climate change, as rising sea levels,...
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
New Report Warns of Hidden Economic Risks to Booming Plastics Investments
A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) raises new and significant questions about the economic rationale for the massive wave of new infrastructure investments in“ plastics and petrochemicals. Untested Assumptions and Unanswered Questions in the...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Case Studies Demonstrate EU Member State Protections Threatened by CETA
A series of new case studies published today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) reveals that the Canada-EU trade deal (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA) may strip EU Member States of their ability to regulate in the public interest. Using the examples of...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
New York City Takes Bolds Steps to Protect New Yorkers from Climate Impacts and Risks
Today New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that the city is suing five major fossil fuel companies for their contribution to climate change, and that by 2022 the city’s pension funds will divest from fossil fuels. New York City is suing ExxonMobil, Chevron,...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Plastics Industry Knew its Products Were Polluting Oceans by 1970s, Then Spent Decades Denying Responsibility and Fighting Regulation
A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) examines the plastics industry’s knowledge of the ocean plastics problem, answering the question: When did industry become aware of the problems caused by their products, and what did they do about it? The report,...
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Monday, November 06, 2017
CIEL Statement on Clean Air Council Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
On Monday afternoon, the Clean Air Council and two Philadelphia-area children filed suit against the Trump Administration in the US Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Trump’s campaign of climate rollbacks and reliance on junk science pose a direct danger to US citizens...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Report: CETA Threatens European Union Pesticide Protections
A new report from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) warns that the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) would weaken EU pesticide protections and increase human and environmental exposure to dangerous pesticides. Regulatory harmonization between the two countries would lower EU...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
EU Supports Toxic Regulations, Immediately Creates Loopholes to Undermine Them
At the 8th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Stockholm Convention, in Geneva, the EU continues its worrying practice of undermining its own proposals to protect human health and the environment by adding unacceptable loopholes. While the COP agreed to ban DecaBDE, a toxic, bioaccumulative,...
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Monday, December 05, 2016
Environmental Leaders Call on President-Elect Trump to Renounce Hate, Rescind Bannon and Sessions Appointments
In a statement released Monday , executives and board members from twenty-six leading environmental organizations spoke out against rising intolerance in the wake of the Presidential election and expressed solidarity with national and global movements for civil rights, social justice and an...
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Guatemalans Appeal Case Against Tahoe Resources Mining Firm in Canadian court
Today, the British Columbia Court of Appeals in Vancouver, Canada will revisit a procedural motion in the case of seven Guatemalans who have brought a civil suit for battery and negligence against Tahoe Resources. The suit concerns the mining company’s role in a violent attack in April 2013, when...
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