Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)

EJF was founded by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams in 1999, set up as a trust in 2000 and became a registered charity in England and Wales in 2001 (1088128). EJF’s team of researchers, campaigners, communications specialists and film-makers works in locations worldwide: London (UK, global headquarters), Bath (UK), Germany, Liberia, Ghana, Thailand, Taiwan and Korea. Environmental Justice Foundation Stichting (EJFS, CCI number 67896855) was recently established in the Netherlands.

EJF believes environmental security is a fundamental human right for all peoples.

OUR MISSION: To Protect People and Planet

OUR VISION: Our vision is for a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain and be sustained by the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.

EJF strives to:

  • Protect the natural environment and the people and wildlife that depend upon it by linking environmental security, human rights and social need.
  • Create and implement solutions where they are needed most – training local people and communities who are directly affected to investigate, expose and combat environmental degradation and associated human rights abuses.
  • Provide training in the latest video technologies, research and advocacy skills to document both the problems and solutions, working through the media to create public and political platforms for constructive change.
  • Raise international awareness of the issues our partners are working locally to resolve.

What we do

From the cotton fields of Uzbekistan to the coastal waters of West Africa, EJF is working in some of the world’s toughest and most remote countries to shine an international spotlight on the environmental and human rights abuses that too often go unnoticed.

By looking at environmental security through a human rights lens, we can mobilise concern, garner support and drive international action for lasting change.

EJF’s campaigns run across five key areas: the ocean, wildlife and biodiversity, climate, forests and cotton.


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