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.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco
New research by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) not only confirms that the tobacco and fossil fuel industries used a shared playbook, but also suggests that playbook originated not with tobacco—as long assumed—but with the oil industry itself. As evidence mounts of the oil...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
New Documents Reveal Oil Industry Knew of Climate Risks Decades Earlier Than Suspected; Suggest Coordinated Efforts to Foster Skepticism
Hundreds of documents uncovered by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) push back the record of oil industry knowledge on climate change by decades. The research demonstrates that the oil industry was explicitly warned of climate risks in the 1960s. Significantly, much of this...
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Environmental Groups React to Referral of Exxon Climate Cover-Up to FBI Criminal Division
Late Wednesday , Inside Climate News revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice has referred to the FBI’s criminal division a request by two congressmen for a federal probe into ExxonMobil’s funding of climate denial. RL Miller, cofounder of Climate Hawks Vote, said: “Thanks to Rep. Ted Lieu and...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TTIP Poised to Gut US States’ Ability to Protect on Toxic Chemicals
A new report Preempting the Public Interest: How TTIP Will Limit US States’ Public Health and Environmental Protections by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) details how EU proposals for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would usurp US states’ authority...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
European Parliament’s TTIP Vote A Step Backward for Public Health
Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution that was supposed to clarify the Parliament’s expectations and redlines with regard to the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. However, the resolution fails to address the threat to public health and...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Credit Rating Agencies Miscalculating Climate Risks
A new report launched today, (Mis)Calculated Risk and Climate Change – Are Rating Agencies Repeating Credit Crisis Mistakes? , demonstrates that by not adequately accounting for climate risks, rating agencies could be repeating the mistakes of the credit crisis where risk was underestimated to the...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
TTIP leak: EU Proposal Undermines Democratic Values
According to a leaked European Commission proposal in the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, EU member state legislative initiatives will have to be vetted for potential impacts on private business interests. Leaked proposal here: http://...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Fast-Tracked Trade Deals Rush Us Toward a Toxic Future
Today, Senators Hatch (R-Utah), Wyden (D-Ore.), and Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced the Trade Promotion Authority legislation (TPA-2015), which would extend “fast track” negotiating authority for trade deals, including the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and...
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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Climate Decision Threatens Rights of Present and Future Generations
Climate talks ended today with a decision that wholly fails to set us on a path that will protect the rights of peoples and communities impacted by climate change. “Countries have failed to represent the interests of their people in these negotiations,” said Niranjali Amerasinghe, Director of the...
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Leaked TTIP Draft for Chemicals Sector Reveals a Toxic Partnership
A leaked restricted access text for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from August 2014 from the European Commission confirms that negotiations continue to favour business interests over the protection of citizens’ health and of the environment. The Commission’s text,...
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