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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
Latitude Resolution: 13.5 km FOV at nadir
Longitude Resolution: 13.5 km FOV at nadir
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day (daytime and nighttime)
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Data are expected to be available from the GSFC Earth Sciences
(GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) about one year
after launch. The DAAC Science Team will provide regular
updates regarding data product releases in the future.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.6 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-19