March 6, 2013
|Partners in traditional dress at ELAW 2013 Annual Meeting reception|
Environmental leaders from around the world traveled to Eugene last week for the 2013 ELAW Annual Meeting. Participants arrived from Chad, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Mongolia, Kenya, Pakistan, Ecuador, and 20 other countries.
We traveled to a conference site on the McKenzie River for five days of collaboration using law, science, and economics to protect communities and the environment. We explored old growth forests, learned about local efforts to defend ecosystems, and cooked great meals together.
Longtime partner Kenneth Kakuru from Uganda said, "This is a pilgrimage. I come to renew my zeal."
Sicelo Simelane from Swaziland attended his first ELAW Annual Meeting. He summed up the experience: "I feel empowered!"
|Thuli Makama in the Eugene Weekly|
Many thanks to everyone who made the 2013 ELAW Annual Meeting a big success!
All the best,
Communications Director &
ELAW Fellows Program Coordinator
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide