Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
Environmental Law Institute (ELI) fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI: 1) Builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow's leaders and institutions; 2) Researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges; 3) Promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media; 4) Convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.
ELI is working with partners around the world to develop legal, institutional, and practical approaches for adaptively managing natural resources. ELI is working with countries to strengthen their laws governing biodiversity to adapt to climate change by identifying key weaknesses in current frameworks and developing tools to improve them. Ongoing ELI research on invasive species examines how prevention, control, and eradication techniques may be adapted in light of climate change. ELI’s International Water Program is considering how climate change could affect the management of water resources in light of climate change and how governance systems can respond to these effects. ELI’s Land and Biodiversity Program is working with The University of North Carolina’s Institute for the Environment to examine the impacts on priority habitats that may result from predicted sea level rise and increased flooding due to climate change and to propose changes to national and state policies that govern floodplain and coastal management to address the impacts of climate change and promote wildlife conservation.
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