The European Commission, DG XII, has published the third volume of its "Catalogue of contracts" providing project summaries of research projects funded in the 1990-1994 period (Third Framework Programme). This latest volume covers projects funded under the "Economic and societal aspects of environmental issues" sector of the programme. These are aimed at improving the understanding of the legal, economic, social, ethical and health aspects of environmental policy and management. The catalogue contains contact details and a brief description of the aims of over 70 projects. Projects are divided into the following seven subject areas: - Formulation and implementation of international environmental agreements; - Environmental policy and policy instruments; - Societal and ethical aspects of sustainable development; - Integration of environmental concerns into agricultural policy; - Industry, innovation and waste management; - The integration of environmental concerns into coastal zone management; - The integration of environmental concerns into transport policy.