2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2002

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Summary
Abstract: The 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) measures overall progress toward environmental sustainability for 142 countries based on environmental systems, stresses, human vulnerability, social and institutional capacity and global stewardship. The addition of a climate change indicator, reduction in number of capacity indicators, and an improved imputation methodology contributed to an ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability covering a number of sustainability dimensions.
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Description: Data download page.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -55.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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: 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Version: 2002.00
Data Presentation Form: document, tabular, map
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-environmental-sustain...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
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Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > EMISSIONS Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > NITROGEN OXIDES Parameter Definition
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Quality Data sources covering fundamental components of environmental sustainability were utilized to derive the ESI.
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.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2002

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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: 0
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Personnel
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: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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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), 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-pilot-environmental-s...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-04-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-05
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