Grantee Profile

Environmental Law Institute

Grants to Environmental Law Institute

  • $325,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is a mid-size international organization that builds the capacity of judges and the legal establishment to understand, implement, and manage complex issues of environmental law and sustainable development. This grant strengthens institutional capacity for judicial decision-making and enforcement to conserve biodiversity in the tropical Andes by training judges to effectively interpret and enforce applicable international and domestic environmental law. ELI and its partners, Fundepublico in Colombia and the International Center for Environmental and Territorial Research (CIIAT) in Ecuador, are training the national judiciary in each country and lower courts in key watersheds using a “train the trainers” model to transfer program leadership from ELI to its in-country partners.

  • $12,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Environmental Law Institute (ELI) uses innovative research, practical analysis, and targeted technical assistance and training to inform and strengthen policy-makers, business leaders, and environmental advocates worldwide. This grant supports translation of outputs that emerged from an earlier grant to adapt law and governance systems and structures to the climate problem into Vietnamese, French, and Spanish.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To strengthen post-conflict peace building through natural resource management.

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To build the capacity of judges to protect biodiversity in Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic (over three years).

  • $415,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of adapting law and governance to climate change (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To develop judicial education programs on biodiversity conservation in Hispaniola and Jamaica (over three years).

  • $270,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support capacity building and the strengthening of legal frameworks for biodiversity conservation in the Albertine Rift Hotspot (over three years).

  • $405,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To advance the use of environmental law for biodiversity conservation in Africa (over three years).

  • $100,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Inter-American Program, which provides legal assistance and training to Latin American environmental organizations (over two years).

  • $75,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support an environmental law training program in Latin America.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Environmental Law Institute $2,082,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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