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International Environmental Law

A basic guide to researching international environmental law.


JACOB is the Law Library's catalog, which includes books and journals. Search JACOB to find books and journals -- not articles -- in the collection of the Jacob Burns Law Library.

JACOB+ includes the GW Law Library's catalog as well as other materials and selected articles to which the Library has access. Please note that JACOB+ does not include all content from every database to which the Library subscribes, nor does it include articles that law students have access through GW's Gelman or Himmelfarb libraries. We recommend that you also search directly in the relevant research databases (for example, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, Westlaw) and consult our research guides.

Review our Tips for Searching to efficiently locate materials, including how to use the "Advanced Search" feature.

If you cannot find what you're looking for in JACOB, you may borrow items from the WRLC (Washington Research Library Consortium), place an Interlibrary Loan request, or suggest a purchase for the Law Library.

And be sure to Ask Us or visit us at the reference desk. We're here to help you succeed!

Search by Keyword

Terms for searching library catalogs, databases, and websites on negotiations and related topics include:

  • arctic marine environment
  • "basel convention" / transboundary "hazardous waste"
  • "climate change" / "international climate law" / "paris agreement"
  • deforestation / REDD+
  • energy "international environmental law"
  • environment "international trade"
  • "environmental conflict"
  • "environmental crime" / "green crime" / ecocide / "wildlife crime" / CITES
  • "environmental treaties" / "transnational environmental regulation"
  • "european union" environment
  • "fishery law" / "marine protected areas"
  • "human rights" environment / "environmental justice" / "intergenerational equity"
  • "international disaster"
  • "law of the sea"
  • pollution "offshore oil"
  • "precautionary principle"
  • "project finance" / "technology transfer"
  • "sustainable development"