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Al Moumin Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding Launched at American University

On March 19, UCLA Political Science Prof. Michael L. Ross delivered the inaugural Al Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, which was hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), American University’s School of International Service, and the United Nations Environment Programme. More than 80 people attended the event held at American University. The annual lecture series is named for Mishkat Al Moumin, Iraq’s first Minister of Environment, a human rights and environment lawyer, and a Visiting Scholar at ELI.


Register Today! June Summit on Corporate Management and the Environment

Join ELI and the Advertising Self-Regulating Council (ASRC) in June for a must-attend Summit on Private Environmental Governance to learn how corporations managing environmental issues are creating environmental benefits in the face of increasing legal risk….


ELI Partnership in Mexico to Continue Thanks to Tinker Grant

The Tinker Foundation awarded ELI a two-year grant to continue our work with partner Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) implementing Mexico’s constitutional right to water.


Landscape Analysis Tools for Prioritizing Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection

A Handbook for Prioritizing Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Using Landscape Analysis Tools (2013), provides states, tribes, and local governments with information about the range of tools used by wetland programs across the country to prioritize wetlands and streams for restoration and protection. The handbook is intended to help guide the development, establishment, and refinement of approaches for identifying restoration and protection priorities.


Briefs on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management Released

ELI and our partners have released the first three in a series of policy briefs on post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resources management highlighting the findings from a series of books on the topic published by Earthscan.