[Keyword='CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Ecological Dynamics > Ecosystems']
Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Complete Collection, Version 1.1Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_COMPLETE_V11
Abstract: The Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains 426 indicators for 239 countries from five major environmental sustainability indicator efforts: the 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI), the Rio to Johannesburg Dashboard, the Wellbeing of Nations, and 2006 National ... Footprint Accounts. It also incorporates 38 ancillary variables such as region name, dummy variables for landlocked countries and small island states, population, GDP, and land area. The collection is compiled and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in comma-separated values (CSV), SPSS (SAV) and Stata (DTA) formats and a data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables in Word (DOC), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Access (MDB) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To make the acquisition, comparison and analysis of sustainability indicators easier by compiling them in a single database, incorporating multiple country codes, and condensing the indicator descriptions into short methodological summaries in an accompanying data dictionary.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Complete Collection, Version 1.1
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/cesic-complete-collection...
Start Date: 1973-01-01Stop Date: 2005-12-31
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Email: James.B.Blair at nasa.gov
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Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Blair, J. B., D. L. Rabine, and M. A. Hofton. 1999. The Laser Vegetation Imaging
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-09-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-22