Engaging Scientists to Protect Communities & the Environment

An opening shot from the new video: “Why Technical Support Matters to Protect People and Communities” .

We are pleased to share a new video about the power of scientists to advance environmental justice, produced by our friends at True Costs Initiative.
Why Technical Support Matters to Protect People and Communities” (07:11) features interviews with ELAW Staff Scientist Dr. Meche Lu and ELAW partner Laura Palmese from Honduras.
The inspiration for the video came from an October gathering in Washington, D.C. of human rights leaders and community members at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference.”
Meche and Laura participated in the conference, as did ELAW Staff Scientist Dr. Heidi Weiskel and ELAW partner and Goldman Prize winner Alfred Brownell from Liberia, who also appear in the video.
Meche speaks about her work in Peru bridging gaps between authorities and communities, to ensure that citizens impacted by proposed dredging of the four largest rivers of the Peruvian Amazon have their voices heard.
Conniel Malek, TCI Director, reflects: “Our TCI team offers this video for your important work to deepen technical expertise capacity and to expose communities to how their fight to protect their local human and environmental rights is connected to fights of other communities all across the globe.”
Find the video here, in English and Spanish.

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide