environmental law counselling and legal representation of public interest
EMLA is a non-profit non-governmental organization working in environmental law and environmental management on national, European and international levels. The main activities of EMLA are public interest environmental legal advice and litigation, environmental legal research, consulting and education, and carrying out of environmental management projects. EMLA is a founding member of Justice and Environment and The Access Initiative in addition to being a member of the European Environmental Bureau and the Nuclear Transparency Watch. The EMLA Foundation established by the EMLA Association is active in environmental education.Az EMLA alapító tagja a Justice and Environment-nek, a The Access Initiative-nek és tagja a European Environmental Bureau-nak és a Nuclear Transparency Watch-nak. Az Egyesület által létrehozott EMLA Alapítvány a környezeti oktatásban tevékenykedik.
J&E is traditionally interested in expanding its sphere of work to the Western Balkan region. We were joined by Zelena Akcija before Croatia became a member state of the EU, we have an associate member from North Macedonia and we did 2 projects with the participation of colleagues from the SEE region before. In 2021, postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were interested in whether energy and extractive projects get into conflict with the interest of preserving biodiversity....
While the body of EU environmental policy and regulation is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the world, an implementation gap has become evident. Strong legislative and policy frameworks are not providing the results that they should because they are not properly implemented. Experience across EU Member States has shown that relying solely on public authorities to overcome the implementation deficit will not yield the required results. Therefore, active citizens, either acting on their own or via NGOs, are essential to support the actions of authorities.