Natural Resource Management Capacity Building (NRMCB)
Natural Resource Management Capacity Building (NRMCB)The current flagship effort of NRMCB is through establishment of Institutes of Environmental Governance (IEGs). Other capacity building topics and efforts include: Environmental Law Enforcement Trainings, Environmental Paralegal Trainings, and Empowering Dispute Resolution.
Environmental Law Enforcement (ELE)
TK supports law enforcement by assisting in the formation of multi-sectoral environmental law enforcement task forces, extending legal and organizational support and participating in the actual conduct of law enforcement operations in forest, coastal and marine environment.
Constituency Building and Institutional Development (CBID)
This focuses on developing, gathering, organizing and capacitating communities or group constituents based on a common environmental objective or issue. TK capacitates local community leaders and area-based NGOs to negotiate on environmental issues and assists communities in assessing and responding to internal struggles and weaknesses using Empowering Dispute Management Processes (EDMP). It also assists mandated bodies such as Protected Area Management Boards (PAMBs) and Fisheries Aquatic Resources Management Councils (FARMCs) to ensure democratic interaction among stakeholders at various spheres of engagement.
Direct Legal Services (DLS)
TK provides direct legal services in consultations and representation in administrative and judicial cases pertaining to environmental law. These services are extended to local communities, LGUs and DENR field personnel harassed or faced with SLAPP (Strategic Legal Action against Public Participation) suits. The acceptance of cases depends on the gravity of the issues and their impact on policy and jurisprudence. TK also collaborates with public prosecutors and like-minded legal practitioners for the litigation of environmental violations.
Public Environmental Legal Education and Media Advocacy (PELEMA)
The current flagship effort of this programming strategy is around Mainstreaming Environmental Information Education and Communication (MEIEC) to keep the public informed of environmental issues and resolutions. It includes the production of radio-television programs, constituency building for media practitioners, network development, and production of documentaries. Find out more about our radio-tv program.
TK also publishes information materials on environmental laws to instill awareness and transfer skills to enable local communities to promote and protect their interests in the environment. The organization also gives lectures on different environmental law topics to various audiences.
Policy Reform and Advocacy (PRA)
TK is deeply involved in advocating the enactment of national and local laws and policies promoting environmental rights, good governance and conservation. The institution significantly contributed in the passage of the new Rules on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the refinement of the Clean Air Act, the crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Clean Water Act and the Renewable Energy Act, and the formulation of several protected area bills and laws. Local policy intervention includes assisting communities, local groups and LGUs in drafting ordinances, resolution and management policies.
Networking and Membership Development (NMD)
Aware of the challenging tasks provided by its mandate, TK spearheads, develops, facilitates and participates in networks consistent with its organizational values and objectives. It is likewise a membership organization on its own and strives to develop this internal constituency for the same purpose.