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A Post-Animal Bioeconomy: Environmental Law Institute and New Harvest to Explore Public Reactions to Cellular Agriculture

(Washington, DC; New York, NY) –  The Environmental Law institute (ELI) and New Harvest announced today the launch of a new project to explore public perceptions and attitudes towards the production and consumption of synthetically engineered food. The project, funded by the Lounsbery Foundation, is designed to enable more strategic investments in cellular agriculture research to develop an alternative food supply through proactive stakeholder engagement and a better understanding of consumer preferences and public perceptions of potential future commercial products.


ELI Launches Project to Study the Energy and Environmental Implications of the Sharing Economy

Washington, DC –  The Environmental Law institute (ELI) announced today the launch of a new project to explore the energy and environmental implications of the sharing economy, with support for the initial research phase and workshop provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Sharing platforms such as Uber and Airbnb now have multi-billion dollar valuations and command increasing market shares in the transportation and accommodation sectors.


ELI Creates Model Law for Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions Under the Paris Agreement

Washington, DC: The Paris Agreement, with its goal of limiting the rise in global temperature to 2°C relative to pre-industrial times, will go into effect November 4th. To support the progress of those countries that are serious about meeting their Paris Climate Agreement goals, the Environmental Law Institute drafted a straightforward model frameworkfor a national-level, climate change law, taking the Paris Agreement as its starting point. 


Nomination Period Opens for 2017 National Wetlands Awards

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute announces the opening of the nomination period for the 28th Annual National Wetlands Awards. The National Wetlands Awards program honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of our nation’s wetlands. The deadline for submitting a nomination for next year’s awards is November 21, 2016.