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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
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Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: o.bermudez at igme.es
Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana C/ Rios Rosas 23
Postal Code: E-28003
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +34 971 173236
Fax: +34 971 173426
Email: damia.gomis at uib.cat
Departamento de Fisica, Campus Universidad Islles Balears
City: Palma de Mallorca
Province or State: Illes Balears
Postal Code: 07122
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-12