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International Environmental Law Research Guide

Research Sources General Websites and Sources of Information

Print resources in the Law library

Print resources on international environmental law are collected on the first floor of the Law library, in call number range K3581-3597. Sources include treatises and loose leaf reporters. Certain materials related to your topics may be found in other call number ranges (e.g., scientific) on the second floor of the Law library. Books that are mentioned in the pathfinders for the topics covered in this course are held in the Law Library reserve collection.

Textbook website

David Hunter et al., International Environmental Law and Policy
http://www.wcl.american.edu/environment/IEL

Country Information

CIA World Factbook
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

Environment

United Nations Environment Programme
http://www.unep.org/

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
http://www.fao.org/

Global Environmental Facility
http://www.gefweb.org/

UN Commission on Sustainable Development
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/

World Resources Institute Earth Trends – the Environmental Information Portal
http://earthtrends.wri.org/

Biodiversity/Endangered Species

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
http://www.cites.org/

Convention on Biological Diversity
http://www.cbd.int

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/

TRAFFIC (joint program of WWF and IUCN)
http://www.traffic.org/

Sustainable Development

Inter-American Development Bank Sustainable Development Division
http://www.iadb.org/sds/env/index_env_e.htm

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/index.htm

Oceans/Fisheries

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
http://www.oceansatlas.org

United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
http://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm

The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
http://www.oceanconservationscience.org/

Food and Agriculture Organization – Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
http://www.fao.org/fishery

Global Marine Programme (IUCN)
http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/business/bbp_morework/bbp_programmes/marine/

International Fisheries Law and Policy Portal
http://www.intfish.net/

United Nations Sustainable Development Oceans & Seas Page
http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/susdevtopics/sdt_oceaseas.shtml

World Wildlife Fund Global Marine Programme
http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/how_we_work/conservation/marine/

Deforestation

FAO Forestry Page
http://www.fao.org/forestry/index.jsp

FAO Forestry Page Country Profiles
http://www.fao.org/forestry/foris/webview/forestry2/index.jsp?
siteId=5081&sitetreeId=18307&langId=1&geoId=0

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/forests

International Tropical Timber Organization (UN auspices)
http://www.itto.or.jp/live/index.jsp

United Nations Forum on Forests
http://www.un.org/esa/forests/index.html

Inter-American Development Bank Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation and Management
http://www.iadb.org/sds/env/site_45_e.htm

WWF Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN)
http:/gftn.panda.org/

Forests - World Wildlife Fund/World Bank Alliance
http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/forests/worldbankalliance.html

Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
http://unfccc.int/2860.php

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
http://unfccc.int/essential_background/convention/items/2627.php

Text of the Framework Convention on Climate Change
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf

Kyoto Protocol
http://unfccc.int/essential_background/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php

Text of the Kyoto Protocol
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.pdf

Initiatives

WWF Conservation Finance
http://www.worldwildlife.org/conservationfinance/index.cfm

International Organizations

United Nations
http://www.un.org/english/

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/

Asian Development Bank
http://www.adb.org/

Organization of American States
http://www.oas.org/


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