Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators
Protecting the earth from environmental damage is clearly a
global effort that requires the cooperation of each and every nation.
To facilitate this cooperation, the international community has signed
several treaties and put into place many environmental laws. Various
natural resource indicators can be used to monitor the implementation
of these treaties and laws, the most important of which are online.
Here is a collection of links to the most important environmental
treaties, laws, and natural resource indicators.
- Bonn Agreement - Visit this site to
learn about the pact developed by several European countries to help
avoid oil spills
- Earth Pulse - National Geographic
hosts this website with information and images on how natural resources
are being used around the world.
- Ecological Footprint - This web
page has tools to measure the individual's impact on the environment
and its resources.
Performance Index - This page tracks how countries are
following established policy goals in the area of environmental
protection and sustainability.
Protection Agency - The U.S. government federal agency tasked
with developing and applying environmental regulations is accessible
via this link.
- European Environmental Law Network
- Users can click on this link to read a page on environmental law
within the European Union, including court case information and much
- Kyoto Protocol - Here is the full
text of perhaps the most widely known international environmental
treaty of recent years.
Commission - Visitors to this site will learn how the OSPAR
Commission applies the regulations of agreements between countries for
protecting the environment of the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean.
- Western Climate Initiative - Click
on this link to visit the homepage of an initiative of several U.S.
states and Canada to work together against climate change.