international environmental information

Global environmental politics

     • For additional general information, the Sustainable Development page is a good next stop.

Guides to multilateral environmental conventions & regimes

Browse by subject @ CIESIN

     • CIESIN has a comprehensive one-page listing of key international environmental resources.      

Ecolex: A Gateway to Environmental Law

     • EcoLex has recently been revamped

     • Probably the best starting point for any research on international environmental law and global environmental politics.

Environmental Treaties & Resource Indicators

Global Environmental Governance Project

Info repository: Multilateral Environmental Agreements

International Environmental Agreements Database Project

International Environmental Law Research Guide @  of Michigan State University College of Law

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Tematea: Issue based modules for coherent implementation of biodiversity related conventions

Key global indicators & research initiatives

Future Earth

     • Successor to International Human Dimenstions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), concluded 2014.

International Council for Science (ICSU)

Nature's Diplomats: Ecological experts and the conservation policy of international organizations (1920-2000)

Planetary boundaries

Key international environmental institutions

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Group on Earth Observations

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

UN Development Program (UNDP)


     Ecological Sciences for Sustainable Development

UN Environment Program (UNEP)

UN Food & Agriculture Program (FAO)


1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment