Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

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Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Training

  • ELI’s International Programs

    ELI’s International Programs seek to restore, manage, and conserve the natural systems upon which people and the planet depend. Global sustainable development requires attention to environmental, developmental, and social priorities. Rapid economic growth has taken a toll on the ecosystem services that provide people with livelihoods, clean water and air, food, fuel, and fiber. Degradation of environmental services has also harmed spiritual, religious, recreational, aesthetic, and othe

  • ELI


    Water is essential to life. Access to sufficient amounts of safe water is fundamental to meeting basic human needs, including drinking, cooking, and sanitation. Freshwater is also a necessary for economic growth as a critical input to agriculture, fisheries, and other key sectors. Moreover, freshwater provides critical ecological services to support natural systems and biodiversity.

  • Capacity Building

    Capacity Building

    Since its inception, the Environmental Law Institute has convened environmental professionals for international environmental workshops and conferences around the world. The topics of these sessions span the array of current environmental issues and ideas, bringing ELI’s experience and cutting-edge knowledge to the corners of the world. Our workshops and conferences build capacity in NGOs, citizens, and government officials for environmental...

  • Climate Change at ELI

    Climate Change at ELI

    Global scientific consensus confirms that we are experiencing climate change, human actions are driving that change, and ecosystems and human society must adapt to these alterations. Although questions remain about the timing, location, and severity of the impacts, legal, institutional, and policy responses to mitigate and adapt to climate change need to be crafted and implemented now. At the same time, the connection between energy and environmental...

  • Sustainable Livelihoods

    Sustainable Livelihoods

    Natural resources play a fundamental role in fostering sustainable livelihoods around the world. From forests to fisheries to soils, ecosystems support a wealth of livelihood activities. These resources provide the basis for agriculture, livestock herding, and small business development, in addition to providing a source of fuel. In order to ensure the ability of impoverished and rural communities to provide for themselves and their families,...

  • Armed Conflict and the Environment

    Armed Conflict and the Environment

    All too frequently, armed conflict is inextricably entwined with the environment. Natural resources can contribute to conflict, fuel armed conflict, and be targeted by combatants; natural resources can also facilitate post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery. Shortages of water and other natural resources can exacerbate existing ethnic and political tensions, and may contribute to the causes of war. The burning oil fields of Kuwait and Lebanese oil...

  • Visiting Scholars Program

    Visiting Scholars Program

    As part of ELI’s mission to foster and empower a new generation of environmental professionals abroad, the Visiting Scholars Program brings promising young environmental lawyers, economists, and scientists from other countries to ELI to collaborate with our staff in Washington. Individual scholars are typically in residence at the Institute for periods of one to three months, with some staying for a year or more. The Scholars work on independent...