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2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2002
Abstract: The 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) measures overall progress toward environmental sustainability for 142 countries based on environmental systems, stresses, human vulnerability, social and institutional capacity and global stewardship. The addition of a climate change indicator, reduction in number of capacity indicators, and an improved imputation methodology contributed to an ... improvement from the 2001 ESI. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2002, New York. The 2002 ESI is the result of collaboration among the World Economic Forum (WEF), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The report of the methodologies and the results, the ESI, component, indicator and variable scores for all countries in Portable Document (PDF) and Microsoft Excel (XLS) formats and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability covering a number of sustainability dimensions.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Data Presentation Form: document, tabular, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-environmental-sustain...
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Telegrafenberg P.O.Box 60 12 03
Postal Code: D-144 12
Email: rik.leemans at rivm.nl
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) P.O. Box 1 3720 BA Bilthoven
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Hy.Dao at unep.org
Head of Metadata & Socio-Economics Unit
Postal Code: 1219
Leemans, Rik and Wolfgang P. Cramer, 1991. The IIASA Database for Mean
Monthly Values of Temperature, Precipitation and Cloudiness of a Global
Terrestrial Grid. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, RR-91-18, 62 pages.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-02-24