Gulf South for a Green New Deal
GCCLP is anchoring Gulf South for a Green New Deal: a formation of both policy development and organizing towards creating a Green New Deal that is inclusive of the Gulf South.
9th Annual Regional Leadership Justice Summit
Join GCCLP, the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, AL, and other leaders from around the Gulf South on May 28. #FairHousingisStilltheIssue
#BP10 Commemoration Event
On the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Disaster, GCCLP is anchoring a virtual regional convergence to remember lives lost, mobilize support to the frontlines, and build towards a new economy.
#GulfSouthRising at COP25
GCCLP brought a delegation of frontline leaders from the five Gulf South states to the international climate talks (COP25) in Madrid. December 2019. More info coming soon!
In July 2019, GCCLP convened community leaders from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky to develop an aligned communications strategy ahead of the Fall 2019 gubernatorial elections and beyond.
In 2019 GCCLP's annual community Katrina Commemoration was held in Plaquemines Parish, LA to uplift and honor frontline local leadership advancing work on the ground for the last fourteen years.
Bayou Rising 2018
GCCLP is proud to have hosted #BayouRising 2018 with our partners the United Houma Nation. The seas are rising... and so are WE.
Harvard Kennedy School March 2019
Our Executive Director Colette Pichon Battle was glad to share the fight of the Gulf South with the Harvard Kennedy School! She visited Cambridge in March 2019 and led a conversation on climate justice as social justice and building equitable climate movements and across the US.
NETROOTS New Orleans 2018
We are so proud our Executive Director Colette Pichon Battle was selected as a keynote speaker for Netroots Nation 2018.
Just Transition PMAs
As part of our 3-year coastal organizing effort, GCCLP partnered with local and national partners to host a series of Just Transition PMAs.
GCCLP was proud to anchor Gulf South Rising, a 2015 regional movement initiative which highlighted the impact of the global climate crisis on the Gulf South region. The seeds Gulf South Rising planted continue to grow. Read the final report here.
Welcome to the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is a non-profit, public interest law firm and justice center with a mission to advance structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP envisions social, economic and political systems throughout the Gulf Coast that promote equity and justice for all people.
GCCLP's work spans the Gulf South states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas. We believe the basis of genuine, systemic and transformative solutions that tackle the real causes of inequity in the Gulf South must be rooted in restorative justice and human rights. Our programs, services and trainings start at the intersection of Climate Justice, Migrant Rights, Land Sovereignty and Economic Opportunity for communities on the frontlines of climate change.
Through human rights-based legal services, community training, local leadership development and grassroots advocacy, GCCLP works to create structural balances in alliance with marginalized communities of the Gulf South. GCCLP’s programmatic work and community campaigns emerge from the front lines of coastal communities on the frontlines of climate change.
GCCLP contributes a southern perspective on issues that have national impact and global influence.