ACCORDING TO ITS website, "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." It aims to: use law to contribute to solve environmental problems and promote sustainable societies, introduce principles of ecology and justice into international law, strengthen national environmental law systems and support public interest movements, and educate and train public interest environmental lawyers.
CIEL advises key participants in the international policy arena on how to work toward a sustainable, enforceable emissions-reduction framework. It is widely recognized as a leading legal research institute, earning respect for objective analysis and strong commitment to the environment. A key part of CIEL's strategy is to provide legal support and advice to other environmental organizations and representatives of indigenous and other local communities, helping build their capacity to advocate for a just and effective climate regime.
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