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Vision & Mission



Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) envisions the land, culture, and people of the Gulf South communities protected and maintained through sustainable economies and the achievement of justice for all. 


GCCLP advances structural shifts toward ecological equity and climate justice in Gulf South communities of color on the frontline of climate change.

Organizational Values

  • Human Rights

  • Restorative Justice

  • Equity

  • Shared Liberation

  • Sovereignty & Self Determination


Communities & Geography of Work

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy prioritizes Gulf South communities of color in our work. The Gulf South includes communities located in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Our Gulf coast work centers communities 100 miles in from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline and includes communities connected by the shared waters of the Greater Caribbean. Communities of color for GCCLP include Black & African American (DAEUS and Black Immigrant), Indigenous Nations, Asian/Asian-American, and Latinx communities. GCCLP defines the frontlines of climate change as all people living, working, or worshiping in coastal or fence-line spaces. Frontlines also include communities targeted by extractive industries including energy, petrochemical, and prison industries.

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