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.
This is the cover of a report titled "DEFORESTACIÓN Y DERECHO"
Carl Bruch, Kristine Perry
July 2023

El presente Manual Judicial proporciona recursos que los jueces pueden aplicar para decidir casos relacionados con la deforestación en Colombia, y esta introducción proporciona un contexto para el desarrollo del manual, reconoce a los socios y a los individuos responsables del desarrollo del mismo, y proporciona una breve descripción sobre cómo utilizarlo.

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document with the title "model executive order on municipal leadership on food waste reduction"
Linda Breggin, Darby Hoover, Jessica Sugarman
June 2023

Given the large amount of food that some municipalities procure and the many people that they employ, the impact of food waste reduction measures in municipal operations can be substantial and far-reaching. For example, New York City purchases $500 million worth of food each year and employs around 325,000 people across dozens of agencies.

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The cover of a research report, titled "Filling the Gaps: Strategies for States/Tribes for Protection of Non-WOTUS Waters"
Rebecca Kihslinger, Jim McElfish, Heather Luedke, Georgia Ray
May 2023

Changes in the interpretation of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) resulting from judicial decisions or federal rulemaking place a substantial burden upon state and tribal regulators and legislators. States, in particular, must determine whether, and how, to keep up with shifting federal coverage by adopting and implementing protections for waters that are not protected by federal law.

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Cover for a research report.
Jordan Perry, Linda Breggin
May 2023

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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State Funding for School Ventilation Report Cover
Tobie Bernstein
January 2023

This is a companion paper to ELI’s 2023 report, Ventilation in Schools, which discusses state policy strategies for addressing school ventilation as part of general facility operations and during infectious disease emergencies.

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