The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) 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 South 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 coastal communities on the frontlines of climate change.
GCCLP contributes a southern perspective on issues that have national impact and global influence.