Environmental agreements since 1900

Figure Created 17 Dec 2010 Published 17 Dec 2010 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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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).

European data


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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.

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