A Handbook for Prioritizing Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Using Landscape Analysis Tools (2013), provides states, tribes, and local governments with information about the range of tools used by wetland programs across the country to prioritize wetlands and streams for restoration and protection. The handbook is intended to help guide the development, establishment, and refinement of approaches for identifying restoration and protection priorities. Read more »
ELI and our partners have released the first three in a series of policy briefs on post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resources management highlighting the findings from a series of books on the topic published by Earthscan.
ELI welcomes Alan Horowitz to the ELI Leadership Council. Alan is Vice President of Global Operations Compliance at AstraZeneca, a major international research-based biopharmaceutical company. Alan’s team leads the development and implementation of the AstraZeneca global compliance management and assurance program. Alan also serves on the board of Stauffer Management Company, an AstraZeneca affiliate responsible for managing the company’s legacy contaminated property-related liabilities. Alan is based at AstraZeneca’s U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more »
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Wetlands Awards! As we celebrate this milestone, ELI is introducing a new nomination process, which is intended to make it easier for you to recognize your friends and colleagues
November 5, 2013
(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute has been awarded Charity Navigator’s prestigious and highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that ELI adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Read more »
November 6, 2013
(WASHINGTON, DC and GENEVA) ‒ A new website providing users with free access to dozens of case studies as well as teaching and training materials on the role of natural resources in peacebuilding was launched by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, and McGill University today. Read more »
August 22, 2013
(Washington, DC) — States across the country are reaping the benefits of years of experimentation with innovative new approaches to brownfields and petroleum brownfields remediation and redevelopment, according to a report released by the Environmental Law Institute. The study provides concrete examples of applied practices and programs currently in use throughout the nation, along with information about regulatory and procedural changes that states have successfully deployed. Read more »
October 22, 2013
(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the launch of a new web platform for the Eco-Patent Commons. Eco-Patent Commons is a collection of patents pledged for royalty-free use by companies and intellectual property rights holders around the world to make it easier and faster to innovate and implement processes that improve and protect the global environment. In addition, ELI has assumed stewardship of Eco-Patent Commons as the chief administrator for the site. Read more »
Natural resources and post-conflict assessment, remediation, restoration, and reconstruction: Lessons and emerging issues
The Eco-Patent Commons provides a unique opportunity for business to share innovation that can foster sustainable development. It was designed to facilitate the use of existing innovation that is protective of the environment, and encourage collaboration for new innovation through an online collection of environmentally beneficial patents pledged by the member companies for free use by anyone.
Since the launch of the Eco-Patent Commons by IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowes, Sony and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in January 2008, about 100 patents have been pledged by 11 companies representing a variety of industries worldwide: Bosch, Dow, Fuji-Xerox, HP, IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, Sony, Taisei and Xerox. The Environmental Law Institute became the host organization in 2013.