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 governance in Australia, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics, the arts and culture change. AELA’s work is inspired by the theory and practice of Earth jurisprudence and the remarkable philosophies and governance systems of the First Nations Peoples of the continent now known as Australia.
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 are deeply connected to, understand and love the living world; who live within their ecological limits and enjoy productive, sustainable economies that nurture the health of the wider Earth community.