Our Mission & Vision

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 build a sustainable, just future.

ELAW envisions a world where ecosystems and communities are respected and protected, and decisions are grounded in the rule of law, sound science, and principles of environmental justice.

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Defending Communities & Ecosystems

ELAW provides legal, scientific, and organizational expertise to help public interest lawyers advance environmental justice and protect critical ecosystems.

Resources for advocates


Resources for Advocates

We are pleased to share an improved library of legal and scientific resources for environmental and human rights defenders.

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Issues & Impact





Defending defenders

Defending Defenders

Fossil fuels

Fossil Fuels

Marine and coastal

Marine & Coastal



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Notable Cases

A Compilation of Important Environmental Court Decisions

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Latest News

  • Environmental Heroes Come to Eugene

    Environmental Heroes Come to Eugene

    Leading grassroots advocates from more than 40 countries are traveling to Eugene to work with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW.) They will collaborate across borders to help communities around the globe speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet.

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  • ELAW is Growing Stronger

    ELAW is Growing Stronger

    We are pleased to welcome two new additions to the ELAW Science Team. Fernanda and Bree started this week and will work from their homes in Santiago, Chile, and on the Oregon Coast, respectively.

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  • Welcome Roger Mavungu Kama

    Welcome Roger Mavungu Kama

    Roger Mavungu Kama (center) speaks to the ELAW Team on Tuesday. ELAW is pleased to welcome its first ELAW Fellow of 2024, Roger Mavungu Kama. Roger is an attorney and the Executive Secretary of Dynamique pour le Droit, la Démocratie et le Développement Durable (D5/ASBL) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His work is in…

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  • Defending Climate Defenders

    Defending Climate Defenders

    Protecting the climate is the leading challenge of our time. ELAW partners around the world are working to ensure that communities that are most impacted by the climate crisis have a voice at the table and the tools they need to defend their rights and protect local ecosystems. Our lawyer

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