The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., that seeks to “make law work for people, places, and the planet” through its work as an environmental law educator, convener, publisher, and research engine. ELI’s primary audience includes legal practitioners, business leaders, land managers, land use planners, environmentalists, journalists, and lawmakers. The Institute also convenes conferences to promote the exchange of ideas; holds seminars to educate legal practitioners and business leaders; and publishes original research, both as monographs and in its periodicals, the Environmental Law Reporter and The Environmental Forum.

ELI’s Vision is “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.”

ELI’s Mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. It

Builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions

Researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges

Promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media

Convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate

Major research areas: 
Climate and Energy
International Programs
Environmental Governance
Environmental Health
Land & Biodiversity
Freshwater and Ocean

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