A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



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Contents below:

       · International organizations

         · Multilateral negotiation initiatives

          · Networks

            · Research & education projects & initiatives

              · Research institutions (& associated information guides)

International organizations

International Law Commission

   · "...established by the General Assembly, in 1947, to undertake the mandate of the Assembly, under

       article 13 (1) (a) of the Charter of the United Nations to "initiate studies and make recommendations

       for the purpose of ... encouraging the progressive development of international law and its


    · Much of the ILC's work affect international environmental law, but three areas of current interest


          · Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts

          · Protection of the atmosphere

          · Sea-level rise in relation to international law

Multilateral negotiation initiatives

Global Pact for the Environment


Geneva Environment Network

Research & education initiatives & projects

International Political Economy of Everyday Life (I-PEEL)

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

Research institutions (& associated information guides)

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.."

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

     Browse by subject

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

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Earth System Governance

     · “...the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global

     environmental change.”

Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG) network

     · “...provides a platform for scholars studying environmental issues to present research, exchange

       ideas, and collaborate. EPG organizes five events: (1) the annual conference, (2) biweekly online

       seminars, (3) the annual graduate workshop, (4) deep climate conversations, and (5) mentoring.”

Future Earth

     · Successor to International Human Dimenstions Programme on Global Environmental

     Change (IHDP), concluded 2014.

     Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) project

Global Environmental Governance Project

     · Serves "three core functions:

          1. Provide a ‘clearinghouse’ of environmental governance information for

          scholars, researchers, students, policymakers, and diplomats;

          2. Serve as a ‘rigorous analyst’ of available data offering theoretical,

           empirical and policy relevant analysis;

          3. Act as an ‘honest broker’ convening various stakeholders and

          facilitating dialogue and engagement."

Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)


     · “GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 to support environmentally sustainable development by

     working with UN Environment and other partners.”

     · "We transform environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered

     through innovative communications tools and capacity building services."

Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

      · “...a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating

        Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind

        are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.”

     · GEOSS Portal

          · “ online map-based user interface which allows users to discover and access Earth

            observation data and resources from different providers from all over the world.”

International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL)

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)]  

     Earth Negotiations Bulletin

International Law Association

     Committees page

           · Committees include: Global Health Law, Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,

          International Law & Sea Level Rise, Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance,

          Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development,

          Sustainable Developement and the Green Economy in International Trade Law

International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

International Science Council (ISC)

     · “...a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40

     international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific

     organizations including Academies and Research Councils. The ISC was created in 2018 as the

     result of a merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International

     Social Science Council (ISSC).”

International Studies Association (ISA)

     · Environmental Studies Section

Open Government Partnership: Environment & Climate

Political Ecology Network (POLLEN)

Political Scientists for Sustainability

Planet Politics Institute (PPI)

Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN)

     · “Founded in 2009, the STRN is the international network of scholars interested in sustainability

       transitions. The network has grown considerably since its inception and now numbers over 3000

       scholars. It has also become increasingly diverse with respect to geography, methods, and themes.”

Institutions & initiatives