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The History of PIELC

Starting in 1983, PIELC has grown to become the world’s most important environmental law conference, reaching more than 3,000 activists, attorneys, students, scientists, and concerned citizens from over 50 countries around the globe.  Provided below are previous PIELC conference information and materials.  (Please note: prior to 2007, we have only included the Conference Brochure PDF. Some of these PDF files are quite large and will take a minute to load.)

Explore and experience our past by clicking a year below:

2015 – Changing Currents
2014 – Running Into, Running Out

2013 – EARTH: Too Big To Fail
2012 – New Frontier: The Political Crossroads of Our Environmental Future
2011 – Turning the Tides
2010 – Recover • Renew • Reimagine
2009 – Solidarity! United Action for the Greener Good
2008 – Compelling a Climate of Change
2007 – Cultivating Corridors for the People
2006 – Toward a Global Public Trust
2005 – Living as if Nature Mattered
2004 – Rousing the Restless Majority
2003 – Environmental (In)justice in the Global Village
2002 – Global CPR
2001 – Keep the Issues Alive
2000 – Six Billion Downstream
1999 – Fierce Green Fire
1998 – Activists and Advocates Demanding Accountability
1997 – Uniting to Realize a Common Future
1996 – Contract with the Earth
1995 – Ideas to Action
1994 – Raising Our Voices for the Earth
1993 – Indigenous People: Sacred Roots, Sacred Ties
1992 – Environmental Alternatives: Grassroots to Global
1991 – Global Environmental Responsibility – Sharing Practices and Philosophies
1990 – Grassroots Strategies for Our Global Future
1989 – Seventh Annual
1988 – Environmental Law: Looking to the Future
1987 – Citizen Enforcement of Environmental and Natural Resources Laws
1986 – New Strategies For Protecting Natural Resources
1985 – Tactics, Issues and Networking
1984 – Second Annual
1983 – First Western Public Interest Law Conference