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2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005
Abstract: The 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 146 countries. The index provides a composite profile of national environmental stewardship based on a compilation of 21 indicators derived from 76 underlying datasets. The 2005 version of the ESI represents a significant update and improvement on earlier ... versions; the country ESI scores or rankings should not be compared to earlier versions because of changes to the methodology and underlying data. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2005, Davos, Switzerland. The 2005 ESI is a joint product of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission.
The report of the methodologies and the results, as well as 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 Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To create a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability and to provide a mechanism for making environmental management more quantitative, empirically grounded and systematic.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and World Economic Forum, and Joint Research Centre (JRC)/European Commission
Dataset Title: 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2005.00
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
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OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED SOLIDS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
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OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
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BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
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the LTER Palmer archive: "Data from the Palmer LTER data archive were
supported by Office of Polar Programs, NSF (OPP-96-32763)".
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Karl, D.M. and W.O. Smith, R/V Polar Duke 92-09:02-23 November 1992
Initial Cruise Report. Univ of Hawaii Report, 1992.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2002-02-25