2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005
Abstract: The 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 146 countries. The index provides a composite profile of national environmental stewardship based on a compilation of 21 indicators derived from 76 underlying datasets. The 2005 version of the ESI represents a significant update and improvement on earlier ... versions; the country ESI scores or rankings should not be compared to earlier versions because of changes to the methodology and underlying data. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2005, Davos, Switzerland. The 2005 ESI is a joint product of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission.
The report of the methodologies and the results, as well as the ESI, component, indicator and variable scores for all countries in Portable Document (PDF) and Microsoft Excel (XLS) formats and maps in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To create a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability and to provide a mechanism for making environmental management more quantitative, empirically grounded and systematic.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bralower, T.J, et al., 2003
Dataset Title: Mid-Cretaceous Sierra Madre Oriental Carbon Isotope Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 2003-079
Dataset Release Date: November 2003
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA
Issue Identification: #2003-079Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleocean/by_contributor/bra...
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 130 ma
Paleo Stop Date: 95 ma
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > RADIOCARBON
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > SEDIMENTS
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > GEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES > ISOTOPES
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > MARINE GEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
Bralower, T.J., E. CoBabe, B. Bradford Clement, W.V. Sliter,
C.L. Osburn, and J. Longoria, 1999, The record of global change in
mid-Cretaceous (Barremian-Albian) sections from the Sierra Madre,
northeastern Mexico. In Huber, B.T., T.J. Bralower, and R.M. Leckie,
A memorial volume to William V. Sliter, Journal of Foraminiferal
Research, v. 29, 4, p. 418-437.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-03-01