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staff March 3, 2023

Lisa Nessan

Based in San Francisco, Lisa is the legal practice manager for the International Program.

staff February 21, 2023

Sadhana Abayasekara

Sadhana Abayasekara is a senior attorney with the International Program.

Demonstrators protest for climate justice, human rights, and the end of fossil fuels during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature November 18, 2022

COP27: At the Climate Justice Pavilion, Finally a Home

First-ever environmental justice presence in the UN climate conference’s official “Blue Zone”

Francia Márquez told Earthjustice that "people must be more conscious about the kind of officials they elect, because it’s not just the lives of social leaders that are at stake, but the very existence of humanity today."
Article June 22, 2022

Francia Márquez, Renowned Afro-Colombian Activist: What Environmental Racism Means To Me

In an exclusive interview, Francia sat down with Earthjustice to talk about the state of the environmental movement across the globe, the U.S. role in her community’s plight, and how she deals with constant death threats.

Press Release: Victory March 18, 2022

Major Court Victory for Communities Fighting Air Pollution in South Africa

Earthjustice celebrates with South African partners the landmark judgment by the High Court recognizing the poor air quality in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Highveld region as a breach of residents’ constitutional right to a healthy environment.

A reef and island off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico.
 (Cesar Morales / Getty Images)
Update February 23, 2022

Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to Protect Veracruz Reef from Port Expansion

The highest court in Mexico ruled unanimously to protect sea turtles and other marine life in the Veracruz Reef System.

Press Release: Victory February 9, 2022

Mexican Supreme Court Orders Protection of Reefs and Wetlands in Veracruz

Mexico’s highest court halts a major port expansion project, ruling in favor of community and environmental defenders of the reefs on the Veracruz coast

Document January 5, 2022

Amicus Veracruz 220103 publicación

Amicus Curiae en relación con el Amparo en Revisión 54/2021, en la Primera Sala de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación

From the Experts December 9, 2021

South Africa’s Youth Take on Coal and the Climate Crisis

A new lawsuit seeks to prevent the expansion of coal generation in South Africa.

staff October 12, 2021

Leonardo Orsini

Leonardo Orsini is a legal practice assistant with the International Program.

Press Release October 11, 2021

International Coalition Petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Investigate Factory-Farm Abuses

The coalition includes advocates in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, United States, and the request is supported by 127 organizations and 151 academics, experts, and individuals.

Press Release October 11, 2021

Coalición internacional solicita a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos que investigue las violaciones a derechos humanos de las mega fábricas de carne

La coalición incluye a defensores de Argentina, México, Chile, Ecuador y Estados Unidos de 19 organizaciones, y la petición fue apoyada por 127 organizaciones y 151 personas académicas, expertas e interesadas.

Press Release October 11, 2021

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Turns Its Back on Climate Change Petition from Greta Thunberg and Children from Around the World

The Committee instructs the youth to each file claims in 5 countries, squander years in procedural delays, and then return to the UN after they’ve lost in national courts. The message to children is “You’re on your own.”

Press Release October 8, 2021

Earthjustice Celebrates UN Adoption of Resolution Recognizing the Human Right to a Healthy Environment

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution recognizing the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

A shipbreaker in Jakarta wears a makeshift face mask. Jakarta has some of the most polluted air of any capital city.
(Adam Cohn / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
From the Experts October 6, 2021

Indonesians Wield the Power of the Law to Clean Up Jakarta’s Deadly Air

A successful citizen suit finds government officials guilty of environmental negligence.

Press Release September 22, 2021

100 Groups Demand Biden Cut Airplane Climate Pollution

Coalition blasts EPA delays on replacing do-nothing Trump rule

From the Experts August 17, 2021

With Great Barrier Reef on the Brink, UNESCO to Review Australia’s Climate Actions in 2022

Imogen Zethoven, advisor to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, discusses what UNESCO’s recommendations mean for the Reef.

Press Release August 9, 2021

Earthjustice on IPCC Report: We Need Bold Action Now to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

President Biden and Congress must make transformational investments to accelerate our transition to zero-emissions and 100% clean energy