IEA Database
Version 2014.3
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IEA Database International Environmental Agreements (IEA)
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(c) Ronald B. Mitchell and the IEA Database Project, 2002-2017 .
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IEA Database Version Release Notes

  • We try to update the IEA Database regularly (at least annually and sometimes more often). To help users identify improvements to the database and to allow users of the database to replicate previous research using the database, the Project will provide release numbers using a "year.update" format. The first version of the database resident on the iea-archive.uoregon.edu website until Fall 2007, should be referenced as Version 1.
    • Version 2014.3 (posted: 2014 December 18; including Versions 2014.1 and 2014.1 was a combined update for 2014 that added or updated 37 MEAs, leading to a total of 1248 MEAs and 1598 BEAs. Membership details were increased to include membership details for 1301 agreements.
    • Version 2013.2 (posted: 2013 July 15) was a second update in 2013 that added 32 MEAs (and removed 8 that were identified as not fitting the IEA database definitions for MEAs), leading to a total MEAs to 1197 and BEAs to 1595. Membership details were increased to include membership details for 1176 agreements. Click on a Membership link in any agreement list or the Country Membership link in the Navigation Bar to see membership data in various formats.
    • Version 2013.1 (posted: 2013 January 20) was an annual update that increased total MEAs to 1173 and BEAs to 1591. Membership details were vastly increased so that the database now includes membership information (signature, ratification, and/or entry into force data) for 967 agreements. Click on a Membership link in any agreement list or the Country Membership link in the Navigation Bar to see membership data in various formats.
    • Version 2012.1 (posted: 2012 February 20) was a major update that increased the total MEAs to 1125. Membership details were vastly increased so that the database now includes membership information (signature, ratification, and/or entry into force data) for over 800 agreements. Click on a Membership link in any agreement list or the Country Membership link in the Navigation Bar to see membership data in various formats.
    • Version 2010.3 (posted: 2010 September) included 40 additional agreements, bringing the total to 1050. Membership details by agreement were significantly updated and improved.
    • Version 2010.2 (posted: 2010 May 15) included 2 additional agreements.
    • Version 2010.1 (posted: 2010 February 8) included 5 additional agreements and included links to their texts, which were previously missing.
    • Version 2007.1 was the first complete version of the underlying dataset and contained 972 agreements. For access to earlier versions of the database, contact the Project Director.
  • Updates and revisions will be posted on this page. Version numbers will change only to reflect the following changes to the database:
    • addition of new agreements to the database
    • changes in the classification of agreements in the database with respect to their classification as Multilateral/Bilateral/Other, as Environmental/Non-Environmental, or as Agreements/Non-Agreements. These classifications are reflected in the "Agreement Type" column.
  • Other modifications will be made regularly to the site to improve the agreement-related information for each of the agreements in the current version of the database and to improve the usability of the website. These modifications will NOT be reflected in new version numbers. The version number will be used to keep track of the total agreements in the database and the major categorization of agreements
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2017. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at: http://iea-archive.uoregon.edu/
Date accessed: 18 October 2017