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International Environmental Law Research Guide

This is an in-depth guide to researching international environmental law.


  • European Union - Environment
    The EU has an active environmental program and this link will provide access to legislation, reports, and publications. This is a good place to begin your EU environmental research. Be sure to visit the European Commission Environment Directorate-General site for additional resources. The European Environment Agency was established by an EU regulation and assists EU institutions and EEA members in making decisions and policies about the environment. Locate useful information under "Environmental Topics" and "Data and Maps."
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    In addition to Ecolex, FAO offers FAOLex, WaterLex and FishLex databases.
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    This scientific body reviews and evaluates information produced about climate change. There are meeting documents and publications available.
  • OECD Environment
    There is useful information here organized under tabs such as Publications, Statistics, and a handy tab of Information by Country.
  • United Nations Environment Programme
    Main UNEP web page with full text publications. The United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva offers handy links to specific UNEP programs headquartered in Geneva.