EIA believes in the power of partnership to create change. Rather than plant our flag overseas by creating branch offices, we prefer to join forces with like-minded NGOs in the main countries where we work. The benefits of this approach are clear; we learn from our partners and vice versa, and through this the effectiveness of our work is enhanced.
Our partnerships have come about naturally, based on a realisation that we cannot achieve our campaign goals alone, and through meeting groups who share our concerns and methods.
In Indonesia we have stood shoulder to shoulder for over a decade with Telapak in fighting illegal logging. In India we have pooled resources with the Wildlife Protection Society of India in investigating trade in tiger parts. In Tanzania we have trained scores of local NGOs in partnership with Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania, and have carried out investigations into the ivory trade together.
As well as these long-standing partnerships, EIA also collaborates with other NGOs on specific issues. For instance we worked together with the NGO CDM Watch in successfully campaigning for the European Union to scrap dubious carbon credits based on emissions of fluorinated gases.
Through these and other partnerships our campaigns are advanced, and as a group we are enriched through the insights and friendship our partners bring.
Together we are stronger.