2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2000
Abstract: The 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is an exploratory effort to construct an index that measures the ability of a nation's economy to achieve sustainable development, with the long term goal of finding a single indicator for environmental sustainability analagous to that of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The index covering 56 countries is a composite measure of the current ... status of a nation's environmental systems, pressures on those systems, human vulnerability to environmental change, national capacity to respond, and contributions to global environmental stewardship. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2000, Davos, Switzerland. The 2000 Pilot 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 in Portable Document Format (PDF) are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To test the feasibility of creating a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability.
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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: 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-pilot-environmental-s...
Start Date: 1978-01-01Stop Date: 1999-12-31
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
See the reports for further information.
Some notes about accessing the data:
In the "Rad Program - radar" folder there is an exe file that allows you to read the radar files.
The "Raw" folders contain the radar data that you need the above exe for.
The GPS data came from a Leica device - and you may need software from Leica to read it. The appropriate program was called SKI. Tasmanian University surveying group may still have access to it - Rachel Manson or Chris Watson. However, the outputs from the GPS data are held in the velocity files anyway.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. A copy of the two main reports relating to the work are also available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_2085 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1.3 GB
Distribution Format: Binary, Text
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 26.3 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3365
Fax: +61 3 6226 2902
Email: jo.jacka at utas.edu.au
ACE CRC AND AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC DIVISION GPO BOX 252-80
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-31