Rachel Kastenberg (left), John Bonine and Svitlana Kravchenko

ELAW Director John Bonine and ELAW Partner Svitlana Kravchenko have been in Copenhagen all week.  They filed a news report/analysis with the Eugene Weekly talking about their experiences there so far.

They write: “Lawyers from the Eugene-based Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, of which we are also members, are pursuing just such goals. ELAW lawyers from Australia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the U.K., as well as the U.S. and others, are here trying to make a difference. Our task is to do what we can to nudge the climate change agreement toward what future generations really need.

Following these negotiations, lawyers in the ELAW network will play key roles back in their home countries, ensuring that governments follow up on their Copenhagen commitments.”

Here’s hoping that there is something worthwhile for the ELAW partners – and all others – to follow up on!