May 2018 – Apr 2021

Environmental Legal Initiative



Multiple countries – Global

To support strategic litigation efforts that accelerate the transition to low carbon societies in multiple jurisdictions, and support litigation-linked research and learning.

$6,000,000 Grant Value

$250,000 evaluation budget


  • Environmental Legal Initiative

Litigation is an important tool for the enforcement of regulations and rights to a stable climate and clean air. Litigation is taking place in multiple countries but it is under-resourced. The Environmental Legal Initiative (ELI) will fund litigation, related research, and learning to support partners and practitioners. 


This grant aims to drive strong compliance with existing laws and set a new precedence for ambitious laws on climate action.