Research Reports

ELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.
Jordan Perry, Linda Breggin
June 2022

ELI’s Food Waste Initiative is publishing a Research Brief Series to present takeaways from the Initiative’s research, spanning a range of topics important to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling.

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Margaret Badding, Linda Breggin
May 2022

ELI’s Food Waste Initiative is publishing a Research Brief Series to present takeaways from the Initiative’s research, spanning a range of topics important to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling. To access other research briefs in the series, visit: https://www.eli.org/food-wasteinitiative/publicationsSocial Science Literature Review on Value of Measuring and Reporting Food Waste is a review of relevant social science literature on the behavioral implications of measuring waste or emissions.

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Reimagining Environmental and Natural Resources Law: A Synthesis Report Exploring the Next 50 Years of Environmental Law
Environmental Law Institute & The George Washington University Law School
December 2021

In our 50th anniversary year, ELI partnered with the Environmental and Energy Law Program at George Washington University School of Law to review the state of environmental law and “reimagine” what law might need to look like in the years ahead if we are to achieve a more sustainable future.

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Implementation of EIA in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Under the UN BBNJ Agreement
Environmental Law Institute
December 2021

On April 27, 2021, more than 25 senior officials with expertise in international law and ocean policy, environmental management, and environmental impact assessment (EIA) met at the invitation of the Environmental Law Institute, based in Washington, D.C., to discuss challenges to the successful implementation of an EIA regime as proposed under the United Nation’s draft agreement for the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (the BBNJ treaty).

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Report on Lessons Learned from the Experiences of Tribal Wetlands Working Groups Cover
Jeanne Christie, Rebecca Kihslinger
November 2021

The Pacific Northwest Tribal Wetlands Working Group (PNW TWIG) has supported development of Tribal wetland and aquatic resource programs since 2010. Efforts to establish similar groups in other parts of the country have not been successful with the exception of the Tribal Wisconsin Wetland Working Group (TWWWG) created in 2017.

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