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EVPP 337: Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries

Library resources to support the policy, country, and environmental research for this class

Key Databases

  • EcoLex  A database providing the most comprehensive, global source of information on environmental law. It is operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.
  • Faolex  A multilingual team summarizes and in many cases translates laws and regulations on topics falling within FAO's mandate - agriculture, cultivated plants, environment, fisheries, food, forestry, land and soil, livestock, water and wild species and ecosystems. Legal information is received by FAO from Member Nations pursuant to Article XI of the FAO Constitution.
  • EPA Policy & Guidance  Policy documents represent EPA's official interpretation or view of specific issues. Guidance documents are published to further clarify regulations and to assist in implementation of environmental regulations.
  • National Environmental Policy Act  NEPA of 1969 was created to ensure federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their actions and decisions. Federal agencies are required to systematically assess the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and consider alternative ways of accomplishing their missions, which are less damaging to and protective of the environment.

News sources for this course

Economist Special Report

Cover image of the Economist

Special Report: The World's Lungs

"The progress made in recent years shows that mankind is not doomed to strip the planet of its forest cover. But the transition from tree-chopper to tree-hugger is not happening fast enough... If the world is to keep the protective covering that helps it breathe, waters its crops, keeps it cool and nurtures its biodiversity, it is going to have to move fast."

Special Report: Seeing the Wood

Purveyors of water, consumers of carbon, treasure-houses of species, the world’s forests are ecological miracles. They must not be allowed to vanish, says James Ast.