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Created in 1999, originally in Argentina, and more recently relocated to the United States, the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CHRE) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization aiming to build a more harmonious relationship between the environment and people. Our work centers on promoting greater access to justice and to guarantee human rights for victims of environmental degradation, or due to the non-sustainable management of natural resources, and to prevent future violations. To this end, CHRE fosters the creation of inclusive public policy that promotes inclusive socially and environmentally sustainable development, through community participation, public interest litigation, strengthening democratic institutions, and the capacity building of key actors.
CHRE’s advocacy programs include initiatives to help reverse climate change, contain and reduce the emission Short Life Climate Pollutants such as Black Carbon and Methane, to Protect Glaciers and Permafrost environments for their value as natural water storage and basin regulators, to address the impacts of mining, to reduce emissions from brick production, to promote corporate accountability on human rights and environmental issues, and to draw attention to and help eliminate the human rights and environmental externalities caused by the evolution of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).