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ELAW is thrilled to be releasing a new publication, "Natural Resource Contracts: A Practical Guide," which will help grassroots advocates around the world understand these agreements and advocate for stronger environmental, social, and fiscal provisions.
Minerva Rosette is an environmental engineer with the Southeast office of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA, Mexican Center for Environmental Law). We are collaborating with Minerva to protect communities and coastlines on the Yucatán Peninsula.
ELAW partner and Goldman Prize winner Rizwana Hasan at the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association has worked tirelessly to protect the human rights of ship breakers and safeguard fragile beaches.
ELAW eBulletin Waterways in south central Siberia's Altai-Sayan Ecoregion are threatened by abandoned and proposed mining operations, and hydropower projects. This remote area, rich in biodiversity, sits at the junction of the mountains of Russia's Siberian taiga, the steppes of Kazakhstan, and the semi-deserts of Mongolia.
ELAW Press An op-ed in The Hindu by ELAW partner Ritwick Dutta talks about the impact the National Green Tribunal is having on environmental decision-making in India. According to Ritwick, “the [National Green Tribunal] NGT has emerged as a new hope for the environmental movement in [India].” The National Green Tribunal is responsible for reviewing evidence on environmental disputes and affaires within the Indian Parliament.
ELAW Press The Goat Islands and two fish sanctuaries in the Portland Bight Protected Area may be destroyed to make way for a mega trans-shipment port, proposed by the international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company. ELAW partners at the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) have been speaking out to challenge this short-sighted project.
ELAW Press India's National Green Tribunal has banned sand mining in rivers without environment clearance. The order was a response to a petition filed by ELAW partner Ritwick Dutta, reacting to the suspension of a civil servant who was overseeing a drive against illegal sand mining in Uttar Pradesh.