Environmental Rights

We take on climate change and other grave threats by identifying what’s most urgent and where we can make the most difference.

Issues we Address


We see climate change everywhere — in stronger storms, drier droughts and more acidic oceans. We also see solutions everywhere — in the way we make electricity, fertilize crops or move cargo. With sophisticated scientific tools and a deep knowledge of what makes the economy work, we’re building lasting ways to stabilize the climate and protect communities hit the hardest.


From light switch to ignition switch, energy powers our lives. But much of it comes from burning oil and natural gas, a major cause of climate change and air pollution. Reducing emissions from those fuels is only part of the job. Breaking the world’s dependence on oil and gas is just as critical. That’s why BiLD, with a wide range of partners, is tackling both — for ...


To protect a growing population in a changing climate, our agricultural and coastal communities must be healthy and flexible. To make our world more resilient, BiLD develops solutions for environmentally sound farming, ranching and water management. We work with coastal communities to protect them from rising seas and storms. We also work with farmers on food production ...


Despite rising temperatures and overfishing, we can still revitalize our oceans to support marine life and the billions of people who depend on it. Protecting our oceans from overfishing is central to protecting the planet. By making our oceans healthier — with thriving fish populations, coastal communities and marine habitats — we make the planet more resilient overall.


A healthier environment means healthier people. We focus on both, for the well-being of families today and for future generations. Everyone deserves a safe and clean environment. But in many places, just breathing can make you sick. We're using science to tackle pollution and toxic chemicals on multiple fronts. So everyone — especially the most vulnerable ...