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(Washington, DC): Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released the following statement today, Earth Day 2021:

This is a big week…

(Washington, DC):  Local leaders understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are highly motivated to learn how to prevent and mitigate its consequences. John R. Nolon’s

Jakarta, Indonesia, Lancaster, England, and Washington, DC—A pioneering initiative demonstrates how environmental law could help protect threatened species—including from illegal wildlife trade.

An international team of scientists…

(Washington, D.C.) — More than 50 years ago, Franklin L. Kury, newly elected to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, drafted and championed an Environmental Rights Amendment to the…

(Washington, DC) : Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released the following statement in light of recent, tragic…

Washington, D.C.: In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the United States, unanimously approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. These Goals are nonbinding, and…

Washington, D.C.: The Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt Law School invite leading scholars, policymakers, and attorneys to join the annual Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) Conference to discuss the most innovative…

Washington, D.C.: Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released the following statement in light of the…

(Washington, D.C.): The future of the ocean, and that of the planet, depends on sustained, effective changes to natural resources governance. Over the last couple of decades, ocean stewardship efforts have turned to focus on several key…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute mourns the loss of George P. Shultz, who received ELI’s environmental achievement award in 2013 for his outstanding leadership to reduce climate change and advance clean energy. A public…