The Earth Law Alliance was co-founded in 2012 by four lawyers – Julika Dittrich, Polly Higgins, Louise Kulbicki and Lisa Mead. As a response to the emergence of new thinking in law and governance aimed at addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and destruction of ecosystems, the original impulse behind the Earth Law Alliance was to provide a connecting point and cross-disciplinary forum for those actively engaged in bringing about this fundamental paradigm shift.