Project on Global Environmental Standards

The Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law has launched a new project: la Iniciativa para las Inversiones Sustentables China-América Latina (IISCAL) or China-Latin America Sustainable Investment Initiative (CLASII). CLASII works to ensure that Chinese investments bring positive benefits to the people and environment of Latin America.  CLASII promotes sound environmental and social regulations alongside robust civil society participation in order to ensure responsible investment and adequate oversight. Activities include developing and translating a manual on Chinese guidelines, developing bulletins to update partners about new developments, and hosting workshops throughout Latin America. CLASII is lead by Paulina Garzón, an Ecuadorian native with 25 years of experience working on issues relating to business, the environment, and human rights. Paulina has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2009).