Center for International Environmental Law

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The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) "is a nonprofit organization working to use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society. We provide a wide range of services including legal counsel, policy research, analysis, advocacy, education, training, and capacity building." [1]



Advisory Board

  • John H. Adams - Founding Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Michael P. Allen - Senior Counsel, Sprint Nextel
  • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes - Professor, Director of Department of Public International Law & International Organization, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
  • Charles E. di Leva - Chief Counsel, Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Practice Group, The World Bank
  • Malgosia A. Fitzmaurice - Professor, University of London Queen Mary College and Westfield College
  • Irving L. Fuller - President, Fuller International Associates
  • Lynn Goldman - Pediatrician and Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
  • Claudio Grossman - Dean, Washington College of Law, The American University and President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Paul E.. Hagen - Attorney, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • David F. Hales - President, College of the Atlantic, ME
  • Scott A. Hajost - Executive Director, U.S. Office of The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • Jennifer Haverkamp - Consultant, Silver Spring, MD
  • Sebia Hawkins - Development Associate, Association for the International Relations Center (IRC)
  • Calestous Juma - Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Director, Science, Technology and Globalization Project, Harvard University
  • Anne R. Karpuscinski - Director, Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability, University of Minnesota
  • Lal Kurukulasuriya - Founder, Centre for Environmental Research, Training and Information (CERTI) and former Chief, Environmental Law Branch, Division of Policy Development & Law, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Jonathan Lash - President, World Resources Institute
  • Michael Lipsett, M.D. - Chief, Exposure Assessment Section, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Health Services and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco
  • Gerhard Loibl - Professor, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
  • Wangari Maathai - Founder, The Greenbelt Movement and Assistant Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Wildlife, Kenya Parliament and Nobel Peace Laureate 2004 (Nairobi)
  • Stephen C. McCaffrey - Professor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Ignacia S. Moreno - Attorney, Spriggs & Hollingsworth
  • Ambassador Ambler H. Moss, Jr. - Dean, University of Miami Graduate School of International Studies and former Ambassador to Panama
  • Antonio A. Oposa, Jr. - Principal, Oposa Law Office and Special Counsel, pro bono, to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine Government
  • Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Palmer - President, Law Commission, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister for the Environment
  • Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao - Member, International Law Commission, Senior Consultant WIPO, Switzerland
  • Iwona Rummel-Bulska - Principal Legal Officer and Chief, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya
  • James Gustave Speth - Dean and Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • Christopher Stone - Professor, University of Southern California Los Angeles
  • Robert M. Sussman - Attorney, Latham & Watkins
  • Jon Van Dyke - Professor, University of Hawaii Law School at Manoa
  • Perry Wallace - Professor, Washington College of Law, The American University
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier - Inuit leader, former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Canada, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2006
  • Jacob Werksman - Professor, New York University, Program Director, Institutions and Governance, World Resources Institute, former Senior Advisor to the Global Inclusion Program of the Ford Foundation
  • Terry F. Young - Senior Consulting Scientist, Environmental Defense
  • Tatiana R. Zaharchenko - Scholar in Residence, Environmental Law Institute