UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage.
The website contains reports, working papers and articles on economic, social and environmental issues. It has an extensive amount of material that is available by subject or country/region.
The website contains access to a broad array of marine conventions, agreements and reports.
WRI is a global research organisation focused on the environment, economics and human well-being.
The Worldwatch Institute analyses inter-disciplinary information from around the world, providing information on how to build a sustainable society.
Established by Lester Brown, but closed down on 30 June 2015; this is a website with many valuable references that is still maintained via Rutgers University.
ENTRI is a cooperative effort for accessing multilateral environmental treaty data run by The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). It has contributions from organisations such as IUCN, UNEP and Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Introduction to International Environmental Law by Anne Burnett: an electronic source guide to international environmental law maintained and regularly updated for the American Society of International Law
This site provides access to the documentation, reports, texts and instruments of the Commission.
Official EU Law portal which provides access to treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals
This website contains “official documents and other relevant documentation issued since 1991 as part of the process of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and of the Kyoto Protocol.”
The World Heritage Centre is “the focal point and coordinator within UNESCO for all matters related to World Heritage.” The web site has the text of the World Heritage Convention plus related documents and links.
This is an online resource for researching treaties to which Australia is a signatory, or where Australia has taken other treaty action.
Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law.
This resource was developed by the American Society of International Law. It has a section on international environmental law which has extensive links to primary and secondary sources.
Cornell University Law Library - Selected Foreign & International Resources for the Legal Researcher provides access to foreign law sites, international organisations, topical guides and U.S Government sources on foreign and international law
This website is dedicated to protecting the Earth’s environment for humans and all life on Earth.
This website provides access to legal and scientific resources throughout the world by region and by topic.
This site has extensive links to legal materials all over the world.