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The Environmental Law Institute is widely respected as “a nonpartisan organization specializing in legal analysis and not known for taking sides in political fights,” as the New York Times has noted. When members of the media, private bar, government, business, and public interest organizations seek expert information on environmental law and policy, they turn to ELI.

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

October 18, 2016

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...

Nomination Period Opens for 2017 National Wetlands Awards

September 14, 2016

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute announces the opening of the nomination period for the 28th Annual National Wetlands Awards....

Justice for All: A Statement from ELI President Scott Fulton

July 12, 2016

For nearly 50 years, ELI has held to a vision of “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law,” both here and abroad.  “Rule of law” – the...

New Study: Good Governance of Natural Resources Essential for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC and GENEVA—After armed conflict, those who survive need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of a return to safety and civil order. A new...

Environmental Law Institute Recognizes Five National Wetlands Award Recipients

April 11, 2016

(Washington, DC)—The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is announcing five recipients of the prestigious 2016 National Wetland Awards. Now in its 27th year, the program has recognized...