Research ReportsELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.
In our changing climate, the deployment of nature-based solutions (NBS) for their flood risk mitigation benefits is growing in popularity around the U.S. and the world. The purpose of this report is to identify opportunities for scaling up the use of natural and nature-based infrastructure projects as hazard mitigation strategies, focusing on the formation of better partnerships that build the capacity of decision-makers to effectively address flood hazard risks.Read More >
The larger and more comprehensive the water resources problem to be tackled, the longer it is likely to take the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study, authorize, and implement a solution. As the long backlog of authorized but not constructed projects continues to grow, project sponsors and advocates are increasingly interested in opportunities to pursue a phased approach to projects.Read More >
The Belize Fishery Project team is pleased to share our Summary Report on Stakeholder Workshops and Meetings from the December 2023 trip. This report provides a summary of the results of several workshops and meetings held in Belize during the week of December 4, 2023. These activities had a primary aim of meeting with fishers and other stakeholders in Belize to exchange information and understand fishers’ ideas for strengthening fisheries management. The December fishers’ workshops were a direct follow-up to workshops held with fishers in June 2023.Read More >
ELI’s Food Waste Initiative is publishing a Research Brief Series to present takeaways from the Initiative’s research, spanning a range of topics important to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling. To access other research briefs in the series, visit: https://www.eli.org/food-waste-initiative/publications. State and City Food Waste Reduction Goals: Context, Best Practices, and Precedents reviews the status of food waste reduction goals in the United States.Read More >
The federal government administers many programs to help states, local communities, tribes, and territories as they undertake infrastructure projects of all types, including resilience measures and natural infrastructure aimed at mitigating risks from natural hazards and disasters. The increasing impacts of climate change make investment in these project types more important than ever to help prepare and protect communities across the country.Read More >