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Section 3: Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators

The purpose of this section is to help you locate key environmental resource indicators that pertain to global environmental change issues such as: The discussion of each issue follows the pressure-state-response (PSR) framework, which is a convenient representation of the linkages among the pressures exerted on the land by human activities (pressure); the change in quality of the resource (state); and the response to these changes as society attempts to release the pressure or to rehabilitate land which has been degraded (response) (Dumanski, 1996). The PSR framework is used here to explain the relationship among international treaties, key indicators (including those derived from remotely sensed data), and national response strategies. Each essay identifies relevant indicators, data and data sources, international treaties, and national-level response strategies.

We used the following criteria to identify relevant indicators:

The discussion of indicators has some overlap with the set of indicators that are available via the ENTRI query system. Also, wherever possible, we have provided direct links to other relevant sources of data.

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