Think tank

The Environmental Defence Society is a not-for-profit environmental advocacy organisation, comprised of resource management professionals who are committed to improving environmental outcomes within New Zealand. EDS was established in 1971 by a group of law students and scientists. The idea behind EDS was to bring together the disciplines of science, law and planning to advocate for the environment. Since its inception, EDS has had a long and largely successful history of litigating environmentally significant cases. More recently EDS has become increasingly involved in providing support and capacity building for individuals, community organisations and councils; in undertaking research and policy analysis on key environmental issues; and in profiling key issues through seminars and conferences. In its research and policy work EDS seeks to build constructive partnerships and relationships with business, government and other groups across civil society.


Contact details

Website: eds.org.nz/
Address: Environmental Defence Society, PO Box 91736, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand, ,
Contact email: office AT eds.org.nz

Areas of focus

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Where they work:
New Zealand
Operating languages:
English

Organisational details

Business model:
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations:
Independent
Year founded:
1971
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Leadership:
Current leader(s): Gary Taylor
Current leader's (or leaders') gender: Male
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Number of publications (2015):

Data notes

Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Think tank list


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