I was wondering if I could get more information on how these treaties have been sorted in your database. What was the criteria for classifying these as "international environmental treaties"? Some of them seem to deal only with fisheries jurisdiction or other similar issues. I am planning to use this information for a graduate research project on the factors that influence how many international environmental treaties a nation is involved in. More information on how the classification was done would be extremely helpful.

The treaties included in our Web service ENTRI are those tracked by the World Conservation Union’s Environmental Law Center. We realize that this set of treaties may include some categories that are not of interest to environmental policy researchers. We suggest that you go to “Treaty Locator” and use the “Search Subject” box to pick the categories that are most relevant for your research.

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators

  1. Clarify the differences between being a party to a convention/treaty and being a signatory and what are the legal implications.
  2. How do I create a Treaty Status Matrix?
  3. How do I determine which countries are Party or Signatory to a given treaty?
  4. How do I search within a set of treaties to find the ones that a specific set of countries have signed?
  5. How do I use the Data Cart?
  6. I am currently a student in Scotland and I am looking for information regarding laws on pollution and industry to help with my first year dissertation on Venezuela. Any information that you could send me would be greatly appreciated.
  7. I have a list of states that are parties to a given treaty. The states are listed in one column and "Date Entered into Force" in another column. What does it mean when a state is listed in the left hand column but no date is entered in the second column (it is blank)?
  8. I was wondering if I could get more information on how these treaties have been sorted in your database. What was the criteria for classifying these as "international environmental treaties"? Some of them seem to deal only with fisheries jurisdiction or other similar issues. I am planning to use this information for a graduate research project on the factors that influence how many international environmental treaties a nation is involved in. More information on how the classification was done would be extremely helpful.
  9. We are updating our list of ratifiers to treaties, and can't seem to find a current list of the parties to the 1991 Madrid Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty. Could you help? I've checked several Websites and seen several member lists, but they are not up-to-date.
  10. How up to date are the data in ENTRI?

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