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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
Quality This metadata record describes a dataset that has been found in the
Data-Unknown section of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre servers.
It is highly likely that these data relate to a paper by Clive McMahon, which is referenced below.
The Australian Antarctic Data Centre cannot guarantee the quality of these data.
... The excel spreadsheet certainly appears to be about the presence-absence and %occurrence of particular species remains found within the scats of Hooker Sea Lions. It is possible (but by no means guaranteed) that the data were collected from Macquarie Island.
In the original spreadsheet, species names were given in the form 'Z. spifer'. Hence a best guess has been made to provide the genus name of each particular species. In some cases the species name has been totally updated owing to changes in taxonomy. Both the original and modified species names are included in the dataset.
The spreadsheet has a date creation stamp of the 6th of January, 1998. The original spreadsheet was created by Clive McMahon and altered by David Slip.
Dates provided in temporal coverage have been taken from the referenced paper.
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL. A copy of the referenced paper is 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 at the provided URL when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 7 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1,692 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: c.r.mcmahon at swansea.ac.uk
University of Wales Swansea Singleton Park
Province or State: Wales
Postal Code: SA2 8PP
Country: United Kingdom
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
McMahon, C.R., Holley, D., Robinson, S. (1999) The diet of itinerant male Hooker's sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri , at sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Wildlife Research 26. 839-846
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-28