Ngäbe Community near Barro Blanco. Photo credit: Rick Gerharter

Project Update

Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam Threatens Indigenous Communities, Panama

Despite both local and international opposition, the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project on the Tabasara River in the Chiriqui...
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Project Update

Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The United States and European Union have entered into negotiations to establish a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)...
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A key tool for your toolkit: International law can advance women’s land tenure rights in REDD+

How can REDD+ be implemented without intensifying existing inequalities for women? Given that REDD+ is an international climate initiative...
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Credit Rating Agencies Miscalculating Climate Risks – Report Warns that Business as Usual Could Repeat Global Credit Crisis

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2015 Contact: Niranjali Amerasinghe,, 202.288.2204 Amanda Kistler, Communications Manager,, 202.742.5832   Washington,... Read More
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A Historic Compromise – CIEL responds to Senate’s Fast Track vote

For immediate release: June 23, 2015 Washington, DC – Today, the US Senate passed a procedural motion on a... Read More


CIEL President & CEO Carroll Muffett responds to Fast Track vote in US House of Representatives

For immediate release: June 15, 2015 Washington, DC – Today, the US House of Representatives passed a “Fast-Track” bill... Read More
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(Mis)Calculated Risk and Climate Change – Are Rating Agencies Repeating Credit Crisis Mistakes? (June 2015)

(Mis)Calculated Risk and Climate Change – Are Rating Agencies Repeating Credit Crisis Mistakes? demonstrates that by not adequately accounting for... Read More


Using International Law to Advance Womens’ Tenure Rights in REDD+ (RRI/CIEL) (June 2015)

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an international initiative  to mitigate climate change in the forest... Read More


Climate Change: Tackling the greatest human rights challenge of our time (CARE/CIEL) (February 2015)

Climate change is not just an environmental issue, but  is fast becoming the greatest human rights challenge of our... Read More