Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ)


Country: Sri Lanka


The Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ) works to protect equal environmental rights and empower communities to enhance environmental sustainability, mediate environmental conflict and advocate for environmental laws enforcement and policy measures. As a litigation organization, CEJ supports communities through public interest litigation.

Our work in development finance:

The Center for Environmental Justice has been active in the fields of environmental justice and international financial institutions (IFI) monitoring since 2004. CEJ monitors IFI-financed projects and engages these banks and their accountability mechanisms on cases that violate communities’ environmental and human rights.


Geographic Focus: Asia

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations, Indigenous peoples, Land rights, Persons with disabilities, Rights defenders, Rural communities, Urban communities, Women, Workers

Sector Focus: Agriculture, Climate change, Development, Energy, Environmental Rights, Human Rights, Infrastructure, International Financial Institutions, Land Rights & Natural Resources, Transparency/ Participation

Financier Targets: ADB, AIIB, GCF, IFC, JBIC, JICA, World Bank