Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is dedicated to using international law and institutions to protect the global environment and human health, while promoting sustainable development.

Our work is designed to promote a just and sustainable society that is based on principles of ecology and justice, that respects local communities, and that lives within the limits of the global ecosystem. We are guided by the conviction that transparency and public participation in decision-making are of fundamental importance.

CIEL is currently conducting work on trade and other issues related to protecting marine living resources and on the ratification by the United States of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.