Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_2004EVI
Abstract: The 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) portion of the Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains 111 variables for 235 countries and territories. This index is designed to be used with economic and social vulnerability indices to provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries. It was developed ... through consultation and collaborations with countries, institutions and experts across the globe by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners. The data are 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, a data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables in Word (DOC), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Access (MDB) formats as well as maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries, with particular reference to vulnerability to natural hazards.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
Dataset Title: Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI)
Dataset Release Date: 2004
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-environmental-vulne...
Start Date: 1973-01-01Stop Date: 2003-01-01
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