When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

Law Students Help Chinese Grassroots Activists Challenge Polluters

Blog Post | March 29, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
  At the orientation meeting for Pacific Environment’s new environmental law internship program in China this past weekend, I walked with a group of law students down a broad...

A Warming Arctic Threatens Subsistence Communities

Blog Post | March 28, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Back in January, I was asked to present on the topic of food sovereignty and climate change for the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples conference. As I was mulling over...

RAIPON Reinstated: “A Collective Achievement”

Blog Post | March 20, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
Rodion Sulyandziga was able to breathe a sigh of relief last week when Russia’s Ministry of Justice announced that the country’s leading indigenous organization would be allowed to operate...

The Curse of Crude

Blog Post | February 15, 2013 | Evan Sparling
At least since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 it’s been a common refrain throughout the world that countries must crank up resource extraction projects to stimulate...

World Bank's Private Portfolio Unaware of Environmental Impacts

Press Release | February 8, 2013
Campaigners are calling for a fundamental overhaul of World Bank lending to financial markets actors, following the publication of an Ombudsman audit.

Russian NGOs Challenge “Foreign Agents” Label

Blog Post | February 8, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
  Since late last year, Russian NGOs that receive support from abroad are required to register as “foreign agents” under new legislation aimed at discrediting NGOs by labeling them...