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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) helps communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. We are a global alliance of attorneys, scientists and other advocates collaborating across borders to promote grassroots efforts to build a sustainable, just future.

Results: See our 25th Anniversary Celebration of Victories https://www.elaw.org/elaw-25-years-25-wins

Programs: legal & scientific support, capacity building, Fellows Program, and defending environmental advocacy around the world

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm not a public interest attorney or scientist. I am however, a grateful citizen appreciative of the work ELAW does around the world to make it safer, cleaner, and more equitable for its inhabitants. I cannot do the work they do, but I can and have supported them financially and philosophically for nearly twenty years.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ELAW has been a great resource for us to fight for our environmental cases. The lawyers and scientist immediately response to our request which makes it easy for us to win our cases. We really appreciate support extended my ELAW team to support specially lawyers from developing country like Nepal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ELAW does incredible work that makes an enormous difference. ELAW provides a unique service, scientific expert testimony that is admissible, to environmental lawyers around the world. This service continually helps these lawyers win crucial environmental cases that they otherwise would lose. Case by case this is an enormous contribution that makes a critical difference. ELAW scientists and lawyers are invaluable to the health of our planet.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our collaboration with ELAW is very productive. In 2018, an ELAW lawyer prepared for us a review of the U.S. legislation regarding reclamation and restoration of natural areas after placer gold mining. We used this review as an example of how to regulate such activities at the legal level. This will help us to improve practice of such restorative work in our country.
Currently I am a fellow of ELAW and studying at the American English Institute. During my fellowship I am working with ELAW experts to prepare a review of oil spill prevention and preparedness requirements for oil tankers in the U.S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

E LAW is consistently the best possible resource for public interest environmental lawyers in the world. The provide prompt friendly and supportive advice of the highest quality. They have been doing so for the Legal Resources Centre and its clients in South Africa since 1996.
Yours faithfully
Angela Andrews

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have spent two weeks at ELAW as a legal fellow and I had the opportunity to learn about climate litigations and coal phase out from the staff attorneys and scientists. This helped me immensely in my work for an environmental NGO in the Czech Republic. ELAW is very professional and well organised and provides great help to environmental lawyers all around the world! Thank you!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an amazing nonprofit organization that works to protect the natural environment and the millions of people around the world who rely on, and benefit from, natural resources and ecosystem services. Using the tools of law, combined with good science and sound economics, ELAW has an amazing record of partnering with local legal advocates to achieve successes against powerful interests in dozens of countries around the world (https://www.elaw.org/celebratingvictories). The metaphor of the triumph of David over Goliath comes to mind when hearing about their many successes over more than 25 years (https://www.elaw.org/elaw-25-years-25-wins).

Donor

Rating: 5

ELAW does amazing work to combat climate change and environmental devastation, recognizing that poor and remote populations suffer the most and have limited voice.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a small environmental NGO, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has benefitted significantly from our close working relationship with ELAW for well over a decade. JET's environmental advocacy work would simply not be possible without their valuable support. By providing JET with the scientific and legal expertise and international perspective , ELAW has given us the tools we need to carry out our mission to protect Jamaica's natural resources. By including our organization in their international network of environmental advocates and lawyers and their annual meetings, ELAW has created a space in which JET and others can exchange expertise, ideas, experiences, and victories for environmental conservation. ELAW has also provided training for JET staff in the past, facilitated project funding for our work and assisted in our recent transition in JET leadership. The ELAW team truly goes above and beyond to respond to the needs of its network of partners.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ELAW a Non-Governmental Organization based in the USA that protect the environment by bringing together Environmental Litigation Advocates around the World for better protection of the environment.
Through ELAW Fellowship program in Oregon, learnt how to litigate environmental issues, writing project proposals and important communication for my organization.
Getting a collaborative grant from the Environmental Defenders grant on the 'maasai pastoral community outreach on land rights project; capacitate these communities on the fundamental rights affecting their livelihoods.
ELAW brings environmental Advocates together around the world to share experiences, and strategize on how to make the world a better place for environmental protection. These are done through ELAW Annual meeting and Public Environmental Interest Conferences yearly.
How to litigate, by using scientific approach and have broad experience sharing from other Advocates around the word.

Donor

Rating: 5

ELaw does great work supporting environmental advocacy throughout the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ELAW does amazing work supporting environmental advocates around the globe with the best available science and legal precedents to protect the planet and all of its life. Please join me in supporting this critical work.

Donor

Rating: 5

They do fantastic work that is making a difference for people and the environment around the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These folks do amazing things for the underdogs fighting the good and needed fights around the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Elaw operates at the intersection of social justice and environmental protection in a way that few environmental organizations do. And it does do with an incredibly efficient model that leverages a small budget and staff into a very high level of impact in the world.

Proud to have been a supporter for twenty-five years!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It helps to interact with a wide network of highly knowledgeable and passionate people. We’ve solved issues that would have otherwise been impossible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ELAW has provided valuable consultation on pesticides, logging, biodiversity in forests, hydropower plants, captured dolphins, waste management, climate change, and much more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my time at ELAW, I learned so much about international environmental politics, and development. I was inspired to change my academic focus from pre-law to political ecology and natural resource economics. Working at ELAW motivated me to pursue my interest in the Peace Corps.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Support from ELAW is an invaluable asset. Having access to ELAW's expertise has increased my capacity as a lawyer, and helps share our strategies for challenging coal.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered often with ELAW, and have experienced first hand the amount of dedication and versatility that they offer. Everyone is helpful and passionate about their work which is consistently successful and thorough. I have learned so much through the various projects I have been involved in and the guidance I have received while working at this non-profit. ELAW is a truly organized and committed non-profit who excels in environmental work.

Donor

Rating: 5

As scientists, we appreciate the importance of bringing science together with law to protect communities and the planet – ELAW does this effectively all over the world.