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Environmental Conventions Index

What is the Index?

Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), stand as crucial frameworks for curbing human effects on the environment. These international accords not only tackle grave environmental challenges but also promote widespread awareness and collaborative action. The Environmental Conventions Index (ECI) provides an assessment tool to measure implementation of these multilateral MEAs at a national and regional level. By presenting empirical data and analyses, the ECI aims to answer how effectively these global commitments are enacted on the ground. Its scores, rooted in standardized reports submitted by participating countries, facilitate a comprehensive comparison across nations and conventions.

The Environmental Conventions Index (ECI) aims to provide a consistent, efficient, transparent, and unbiased metric that captures and simplifies intricate environmental scenarios. Its core objective is to create a meaningful connection between treaty goals and actual results. By assessing the depth of implementation of conventions, the ECI offers a panorama of a nation's advancements in instituting regulations, establishing bodies, and crafting strategies vital for reaching global environmental objectives. Moreover, it pinpoints the challenges encountered in meeting treaty commitments. Our ultimate aspiration is to democratize access to this invaluable data, ensuring all states, regardless of their resources, can benefit from comprehensive insights.

Example: Basel Convention

Regional ECI Score Ranking: Africa

Our team is diligently working on designing a new, interactive website for the ECI. This revamped platform will offer enhanced functionality and will be a valuable resource for all our stakeholders. We hope to launch this user-friendly website to the public by early 2024. If you have any queries or would like to delve deeper into what's on the horizon, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email or our contact form. We're eager to connect and share more about this exciting venture!

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