The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is a national not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred law, governance and ethics (or 'Earth jurisprudence') in Australia. Earth jurisprudence is a new legal theory and growing social movement. It proposes that we rethink our legal, political, economic and governance systems so that they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
The need for new governance systems has never been greater: as we face a climate changed world and transition away from our destructive reliance of fossil fuels, human societies need to create new ways of working together and nurturing the wider Earth community.
AELA works to build long term systemic change, so that human societies can shift from human centred to Earth centred governance. Our vision is to create human societies that live within their ecological limits, respect the rights of nature and enjoy productive, sustainable economies that nurture the health of the wider Earth community
AELA’s Board of Management is made up of lawyers and professionals from around Australia.
AELA is run by volunteers who are committed to the philosophy and practical implementation of Earth Jurisprudence.
AELA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (ABN: 54 156 139 221)
Membership is open to all individuals and organisations with an interest in Earth Laws and AELA's work.