Environmental agreements since 1900
This horizontal bar graphic shows the numbers of bilateral (left-hand axis) and multilateral (right-hand axis) environmental agreements started each year since 1900. It distinguishes original agreements and protocols (darker orange).
This graph covers the world.
Environmental agreements are understood here as intergovernmental legally binding documents with a primary stated purpose of preventing or managing human impacts on natural resources. Protocols modify and strengthen existing agreements.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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