[Keyword='CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Sulfur Dioxide']
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
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > ADVECTION
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > EDDIES
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > FRESH WATER FLUX
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > THERMOHALINE CIRCULATION
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > WATER MASSES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL COMPONENTS
Quality The CTD data are processed by Mr Mark Rosenberg. The procedures that are followed are to the standard required by WOCE. The CTD's temperature sensors are calibrated at the CSIRO Marine Laboratories. The conductivity sensor to standard seawater using guildline salinometers. Accuracies are ~0.001 degrees, ~0.002pss78, rms residual ~0.002pss78.
Access Constraints Any one is welcome to use the available calibrated and processed data. We like to know who is using the data, and for what purpose. The main issue is that our own science activities are not compromised.
See metadata records by Mark Rosenberg for access to these data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
No constraints, except standard formatting issues.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 2986
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: n.bindoff at utas.edu.au
ACE CRC Private Bag 80 University of Tasmania
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10