Last week, ELAW partners in Belize won a stunning victory for critical marine ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. The Belizean Supreme Court declared six offshore oil concessions null and void.
All of us at ELAW are inspired by victories like these, and we hope you are too.
As we celebrate the 43rd Annual Earth Day, people around the world are working to make a lasting difference for the planet. At ELAW, a few key principles guide our work helping communities meet environmental challenges:
- Work locally. We always work with local partners, who know about the environmental challenges their communities face and how best to craft solutions.
- Take on the root causes of environmental abuses. By strengthening environmental laws and bringing sound science to bear, we are changing the way we make decisions about the environment, preventing future environmental abuses.
- Teach the next generation to protect the planet. We are empowering the next generation of environmental advocates and building a corps of committed advocates who will work to protect critical ecosystems for years to come.
ELAW teams up with local partners to win victories for clean air, clean water, and healthy ecosystems around the world.
We look forward to winning more victories for the planet in the year ahead. Check back for more news!
Happy Earth Day!