Center for International Environmental Law


Country: International


To use the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society.

Our work in development finance:

CIEL seeks to protect and defend the environment and human rights against adverse impacts of development, working to improve safeguard policies, increase access to information through the Early Warning System, and support community-driven complaints at the accountability mechanisms of multilateral banks.


Geographic Focus: Caribbean & Latin America

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations, Indigenous peoples, Rural communities, Urban communities

Sector Focus: Dams, Energy, Infrastructure, Mining, Water

Financier Targets: IFC, IIC/IDB, World Bank

Coalition Work Group: Human Rights Defenders Campaign, Human Rights Due Diligence Project, World Bank Safeguards Review