Most of EIA’s major campaign wins have been built on longstanding and courageous fights by our partners, who include local indigenous communities, multi pronged investigative networks, grassroots and civil society organizations and brave journalist partners and storytellers. We believe achieving transformative change in natural resource governance is not possible without the inclusion and understanding of the needs of communities most affected by resource inequities, climate change and biodiversity loss. As communities worldwide face increasing incursions into their territories and theft of their natural resources, there is an urgent need for greater means of communication, monitoring, and protection.
EIA’s work is deeply rooted in the long standing relationship and trust built with a unique network of allies across the globe in different locations, from international conference desks to investigative journalist studios and remote community town halls. Nurturing these relationships is one of our top priorities.
EIA provides training, technical equipment, advocacy, public campaigning, policy advice, and emergency extraction for our local partners and frontline defenders. We support civil society to make strategic and powerful interventions locally, nationally, and internationally – to communicate both their work and recommendations as effectively as possible. We collaborate with journalists and storytellers around the world to gather and disseminate vitally important information on environment crimes and concerns using mass media to serve the public interest and action. We leverage our investigative skills, technology, and legal/policy frameworks to advance systemic change for communities increasingly affected by climate change, and biodiversity loss.