Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) is a registered, membership-based non profit organization with legal standing under Israel's environmental laws to conduct civil and criminal legal actions on the public’s behalf. Founded in 1990, IUED pioneered the use of legal advocacy as a means of safeguarding Israel's environment, introducing into the country the concept of citizen-based challenges to government-imposed development policies and corporate practices that impact adversely on natural resources, public health and quality of life.
IUED pursues a vigorous agenda of strategically focused projects in four key areas: air pollution prevention, drinking water safety, solid waste management, and accessible open spaces. Our staff includes attorneys, planning professionals and scientists (hydrologist, solid waste expert, atmospheric chemist) supported by a communications and outreach team, law clerks and students of science, planning and law. A volunteer Board of Directors, including academics, attorneys, educators and others, oversees the development and implementation of our strategically focused projects.
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