Environmental Investigation Agency

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.5 Fte (12)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Environmental Investigation Agency   (EIA)

    EU Transparency Register

    03960197927-62 First registered on 07 Feb 2012

    Goals / Remit

    The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) investigates and campaigns against environmental crime and abuse.

    Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants and tigers and forest crimes such as illegal logging and deforestation for cash crops such as palm oil. We work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Finally, we reduce the impact of climate change by campaigning to eliminate powerful refrigerant greenhouse gases, exposing related illicit trade and improving energy efficiency in the cooling sector. We use our findings in hard-hitting reports to campaign for new legislation, improved governance and more effective enforcement.

    Our field experience is used to provide guidance to enforcement agencies and we form partnerships with local groups and activists and support their work through hands-on training.

    Main EU files targeted

    Circular economy package and Plastic Strategy, Directive on Single Use Plastics, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Ports Reception Facilities Directive, Regulation on the conservation of fishery resources and the protection of marine ecosystems, EU Timber Regulation, FLEGT, refit Habitats Directive, EU Action Plan for Deforestation, EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, EU continent wide strategic approaches for wildlife conservation and EU internal security strategy, EU Directive on protection of the environment through criminal law, regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases. regulation on methane.


    Head Office
    Upper Street, 62-63
    London N1 0NY
    EU Office
    Upper Street, 62-63
    London N1 0NY


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 03 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Timothy Grabiel 24 Aug 2022 23 Aug 2023
    Mr Tim Grabiel 29 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2021
    Mr Timothy Grabiel 19 May 2018 17 May 2019
    Ms Tanya Roberts Davis 27 Jun 2017 15 Jun 2018
    Mr Timothy Grabiel 12 May 2017 10 May 2018
    Ms Clare Perry 28 Apr 2016 27 Apr 2017
    Ms Sarah Baulch 28 Apr 2016 27 Apr 2017
    Tim Grabiel 28 Apr 2016 27 Apr 2017
    Mr Joel Atherton 23 Apr 2013 17 Apr 2014
    Ms Natasha Hurley 18 Apr 2013 16 Apr 2014
    Mr Timothy Grabiel 29 Mar 2013 27 Mar 2014
    Ms Clare Perry 27 Feb 2013 21 Feb 2014
    Ms Fionnuala walravens 27 Oct 2012 31 Mar 2013
    Ms Natasha Hurley 14 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2013
    Mr Timothy Grabiel 05 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2013
    Mr Alasdair Cameron 04 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2013

    Complementary Information

    Most of these people actually spend less than 10% of their time engaged in activities which fall under the scope of the register.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    EIA is a member of the Species Survival Network (SSN), UK LINK whales and marine groups, CAN-Europe, Ecosystems Climate Alliance, the Forest Legality Alliance, EEB Waste Working Group, Seas at Risk and a number of marine litter coalitions.

    There are too many informal NGO relationships to detail, but EIA works or has worked in close proximity with many environmental charities.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3282 #Member #C#Civil society#Consultation Forum according to Art. 23 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases#X03338#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3338 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Biodiversity, hunting, countryside#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Other activities

    EIA is a partner NGO for the MEPs4Wildlife: http://meps4wildlife.eu/partners/

  • Meetings


    12 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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