Gulf South for a Green New Deal
GCCLP is proud to anchor GS4GND, A regional formation advancing long-existing work in our region towards climate, racial, and economic justice.
Sacred Waters Pilgrimage
GCCLP is honored to have advanced the Sacred Waters Pilgrimage 2020 as part of our programming which asserts healing & reconciliation as the first steps towards climate justice.
This Juneteenth, together we showed that communities in the Gulf South are Rising to this moment around Racial Justice as part of Climate Action.
#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.
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 2019
Our Executive Director Colette Pichon Battle shared the fight of the Gulf South with the Harvard Kennedy School! She led a conversation on climate justice as social justice and building equitable climate movements 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.
GCCLP anchored a 2015 regional movement initiative which highlighted the impact of the global climate crisis on the Gulf South region.
Welcome to the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
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.