The environmental issues of today know no borders. Climate change affects communities from the Arctic to the Andes. Rising seas threaten Pacific atolls and coastal cities from Melekeok to Kolkata to New York. Extinction diminishes the richness of our entire planet, species by species. And environmental health issues arising from the pollution of our air and water are endemic to all nations, north and south, developed and developing.
Recognizing this, Earthjustice established our International Program in 1991. International Program staff work with organizations and communities around the world to establish, strengthen, and enforce national and international legal protections for the environment and public health.
Core focus areas of Earthjustice’s international efforts include combating climate change, protecting the international Arctic, building marine resilience to ocean acidification, and promoting citizen participation in environmental protection. At the heart of our work is the principle—which we were the first organization to advocate internationally—that all people have a right to a healthy and sustainable environment.
Over the years, the International Program has set many important precedents that have strengthened international environmental law and made it a tool for citizen action. Now more than ever, Earthjustice’s decades of experience using international law and working across borders are needed to defend and heal our planet.
Recent News from our International Program:
Contact International Program
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Martin Wagner Managing Attorney
Noni Austin Project Coordinator
Sarah Burt Staff Attorney
Anna Cederstav Latin America Program Manager
Jessica Lawrence Research Associate
Lisa Nessan Office Manager
Erika Rosenthal Staff Attorney