"EMLA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working in environmental law and environmental management on the national, European, and international level. The main activities of EMLA are public interest environmental legal advice and litigation, environmental legal research, consulting and education, and carrying out of environmental management projects. EMLA is a founding member of Justice and Environment and a member of the European Environmental Bureau. EMLA is a founding member of The Access Initiative and served as Core Team Member for Europe between 2000 and 2013. EMLA carried out two full-scale TAI Assessments of Hungary and a TAI Assessment for the forestry sector in addition to participating in a joint research project with other TAI members to explore the possibility of using the TAI Assessment methodology to influence international development decision-making. In 2013 and 2014, EMLA contributed to the Environmental Democracy (Legal) Index research of TAI. In early 2015, EMLA began working on the Aarhus Convention Index indicators.