is changing its name to; domain name change will occur soon.

Global environmental politics

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

Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) - guides

Browse by subject @ CIESIN

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

Ecolex: A Gateway to Environmental Law

     • 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

InforMEA: UN Information Portal on MEAs

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 research initiatives & resources

Animal Legal & Historical Center @ Michigan State University  

     "...a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over

          1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an

          international collection.."

Earth System Governance

     • "...the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change."

Future Earth

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


     • "We transform environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative

          communications tools and capacity building services."

International Council for Science (ICSU)

International Polictical Economy of Everyday Life (I-PEEL)

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

Planetary boundaries

Political Ecology Network (POLLEN)

Key international environmental institutions

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

     • GEF-CSO Network

Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)

Global Pact for the Environment

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