Web Links: Environmental Law

1. Meta Sites (Comprehensive Sites)

International Environmental Law (ASIL)

International environmental law research guide (Georgetown University Law Library)

ECOLEX: A Gateway to Environmental Law


- ECOLEX includes information on multilateral treaties; national legislation; European Union instruments; international "soft law" and related documents; law and policy literature; and judicial decisions.

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Environmental Law (Indiana University School of Law)


and then choose Environmental Law
- alphabetical list of resources on environmental law

2. Canada

Alberta Environment

Alberta Environmental Law Centre

British Columbia Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management

British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

Canadian Environmental Law Association

CEPA Environmental Registry

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development


- includes "Green" Reports and sustainable development strategies, and the International Environmental Commitments Database

Environment Canada's Green Lane

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Environment Yukon


Friends of the Earth

Greenpeace Canada

Manitoba Environment

New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government

Newfoundland Department of Environment

Ontario Ministry of Environment

Pollution Probe

Prince Edward Island: Agriculture, Fisheries,and Aquaculture

Quebec: Ministère de l'Environnment

SDInfo: Sustainable Development Information System (Environment Canada)

Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management


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3. United States

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

Cornell Legal Information Institute: Environmental Law

Council on Environmental Quality

Department of the Interior

Environmental Law Institute

National Library for the Environment, Congressional Research Service Reports

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration)

Natural Resources Defense Council

Office of Environment Safety and Health

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Fish and Wildlife Service

USDA Forest Service (US Department of Agriculture)

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4. United Kingdom

UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

5. Foreign and International/Regional

ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Environmental Law


- "the types of resources covered emphasize the Internet but also include CD-ROMs, library catalogs, and on-line subscription/commercial services"

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law


- Environmental legislation and documents of selected Asian countries and links to other environmental law web sites

Belgian Biosafety Server


- documents relating to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Centre for International Environmental Law


It is a non-profit public interest law firm founded in 1989.
- The site features the projects of the Centre: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Wildlife, Trade and Environment, International Financial Institutions, Law and Communities, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Human Rights and the Environment. The site also includes a searchable North American Environmental Law Database which contains summaries of environmental law in Canada, Mexico and the United States in English, French and Spanish. There are also links to other environmental law web sites.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


- includes documents of various conferences and technical reports

North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NACEC)


- created under the North American Agreement for Environmental Cooperation
- includes links to relevant laws, treaties and agreements; and a list of subject headings in English, French and Spanish

  Environmental Defense


Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)


- "a fast, convenient, comprehensive online search service for finding information about environmental treaties and national resource indicators"


European Commission: Environment


Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

Friends of the Earth International

Global Environment Facility

Greenpeace International

IUCN The World Conservation Union

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


- IISD has developed a number of research tools: SD-Cite: The Library's Searchable Database on Sustainable Development Policy; Sustainable Development Principles (a searchable database); and research guides

International Society for Environmental Ethics Bibliography

Protection of the Human Environment (WHO)

Sustainable Development Institute

United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

World Resources Institute

Worldwatch Institute

* For other broader Public International Law web sites, check our International Law (Public) page