EPL is a public interest environmental law organization which since 1994 has been protecting environmental rights, supporting, restoring and improving the environment and providing legal help in protecting other human rights, especially those which overlap with environmental rights.
We care about environment in Ukraine and abroad and are concerned about all the risks, threats and dangers which may lead to deterioration of the environment.
At present environmental protection is the hottest problem of the humankind.
There is a growing threat not only for human health and well-being but for existence of life on our planet in general.
Work of the organization is directed towards transformation of safe though often extremely polluted environment into favorable for life and health environment, preservation of biodiversity, protection of flora and fauna, stoppage of uncontrolled emissions and dumps of harmful substances into environment and elimination of other negative factors, fight with non-activity as for global environmental issues in general and climate change issues in particular.
This is a difficult and time-consuming process because often negligence of environmental rights, low level of their priority, ineffective court system of Ukraine put serious obstacles on the way to proper environmental protection and protection of environmental rights.
However, as Abraham Lincoln said, “the possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
This faith in the noble goals of our work combined with high professionalism and much devotion provide the driving force behind EPL.c