Rising global temperatures are already causing devastating effects on the planet, and the window of opportunity to avoid truly catastrophic warming is closing rapidly. An urgent, global response is needed. CIEL is committed to applying a human rights-based approach as a means to protect the peoples and communities on the frontline of climate change. In doing so, we work to design and integrate policies to safeguard rights and ecosystems and to ensure effective public participation within key climate institutions and mechanisms. We also provide support and build the capacity of peoples and communities adversely affected by climate impacts and climate policies to support their direct participation in those decisions that affect their lives and livelihoods. Finally, we are working with partners around the world to develop new legal strategies to hold corporations accountable and accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.