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2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005_2005.00


Summary
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.

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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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy - YCELP - Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, World Economic Forum - WEF, and Joint Research Centre - JRC - European Commission
Dataset Title: 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 2005.00
Online Resource: https://doi.org/10.7927/H40V89R6


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ALBANIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > ALGERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ARGENTINA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > ARMENIA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > AUSTRIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > AZERBAIJAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > BANGLADESH
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BELARUS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > BELGIUM
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BENIN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > BHUTAN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BOLIVIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > BOTSWANA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BULGARIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BURKINA FASO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > BURUNDI
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > CAMBODIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CAMEROON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CHAD
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > CHILE
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > COLOMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > COTE D'IVOIRE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > CROATIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CUBA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > CZECH REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > DENMARK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > EGYPT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ESTONIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ETHIOPIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > FINLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > FRANCE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > GABON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GAMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > GERMANY
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GHANA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > GREECE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GUINEA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GUINEA-BISSAU
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > GUYANA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > HAITI
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > HUNGARY
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ICELAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > INDIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > INDONESIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > IRAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > IRAQ
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > IRELAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > ISRAEL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ITALY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > JAMAICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > JAPAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > JORDAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > KAZAKHSTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > KENYA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > KUWAIT
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > KYRGYZSTAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > LATVIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > LEBANON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > LIBERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > LIBYA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > LITHUANIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > MACEDONIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MADAGASCAR
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MALAWI
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MALAYSIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > MALI
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > MAURITANIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > MOLDOVA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > MONGOLIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > MOROCCO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MOZAMBIQUE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > NAMIBIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > NEPAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > NETHERLANDS
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > NEW ZEALAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGER
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGERIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > NORTH KOREA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > NORWAY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > OCEANIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > OMAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > PAKISTAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > MELANESIA > PAPUA NEW GUINEA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PARAGUAY
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > PHILIPPINES
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > POLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > PORTUGAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > ROMANIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > RWANDA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > SAUDI ARABIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SENEGAL
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SIERRA LEONE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > SLOVAKIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SLOVENIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > SOUTH KOREA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SPAIN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SRI LANKA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > SUDAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > SWITZERLAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > TAIWAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > TAJIKISTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > TANZANIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > THAILAND
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > TOGO
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > TUNISIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > TURKEY
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > TURKMENISTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > UGANDA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > UKRAINE
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > URUGUAY
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > UZBEKISTAN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > VENEZUELA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > VIETNAM
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > YEMEN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZIMBABWE


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]


Platform
MODELS


Instrument
Computer >Computer


Project
ESI >Environmental Sustainability Index    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and non-commercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Personnel
CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
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 (2000-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:10.7927/H4NK3BZJ, https://doi.org/10.7927/H4NK3BZJ

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. (2001-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), 2001 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:10.7927/H4X34VDM, https://doi.org/10.7927/H4X34VDM

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 (2002-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:10.7927/H4SB43P8, https://doi.org/10.7927/H4SB43P8
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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