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.

No More Business As Usual in Nanjing

Blog Post | December 14, 2015 | Domenique Zuber
While world leaders were gathered in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, everyday life came to a standstill in Beijing this week as thick smog blanketed China’s capital. Air...

Climate Justice for Coastal Communities

Blog Post | December 6, 2015 | Barret Ristroph
As sea level rises, low-lying coastal communities around the world are facing the prospect of relocation. Some of these communities are on remote islands that many have never heard...

Will Human Rights Prevail Again in Paris?

Blog Post | November 28, 2015 | Alex Levinson
Arriving in Paris amid intensive security, over 40,000 people are anticipated to attend the international climate summit this week and next. The attendees include 10,000 delegates from 195 countries,...

Children Are Using Courts to Challenge Climate Chang

Blog Post | November 26, 2015 | Alex Levinson
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” There are days when I find myself doubting the truth of that wisdom, popularized by Martin...

Communities Tell Their Stories at the Paris Climate Talks

Blog Post | November 6, 2015 | Domenique Zuber
With the Paris climate conference only a month away, the world is getting into gear to address many serious global issues on an international scale. During the climate talks, Pacific...

Big Win: President Obama Stops Arctic Drilling

Blog Post | October 20, 2015 | Kevin Harun
In a stunning development this week, President Obama announced that he is cancelling upcoming oil and gas lease sales for Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska. And, in...