World Resources from the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Entry ID: WRI_WORLD_RESOURCES

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Summary
Abstract: The latest World Resources reference is an authoritative assessment of
the world's natural resources. The World Resources Institute (WRI),
in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the
United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank has developed
this reference on the global environment with the latest information
on essential economic, population, and natural resource conditions and
trends for nearly every country in the world. The World Resources
series is published biennially.

World Resources 2002-2004 focuses on the importance of good
environmental governance. We explore how citizens, government
managers, and business owners can foster better environmental
decisions -- decisions that meet the needs of both ecosystems and
people with equity and balance.

The World Resources database freely accessible and searchable on-line
in the companion website, EarthTrends
("http://earthtrends.wri.org/"). The award-winning EarthTrends site
also provides data tables, country profiles, maps, and feature stories
about current conditions. In addition, the World Resources database is
published on CD-ROM with mapping software.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to Earth Trends and World Resources data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Resources Institute
Dataset Title: World Resources 2000-2001
Dataset Series Name: World Resources
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: World Resources Institute
Online Resource: http://pubs.wri.org/pubs_description.cfm?PubID=3764


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >WEEDS, NOXIOUS PLANTS OR INVASIVE PLANTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >CARBON MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >NITROGEN OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >PARTICULATES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >SULFUR OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >CARBON TETRACHLORIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >CHLORINE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES >METHYL CHLOROFORM    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CARBON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >ACID DEPOSITION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DEFORESTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DESERTIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >FOSSIL FUEL BURNING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >GAS FLARING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIOECONOMICS >INDUSTRIALIZATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >REFORESTATION/REVEGETATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >DISEASES/EPIDEMICS >INFECTIOUS DISEASES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >CORAL REEFS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >ESTUARIES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MANGROVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MARSHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY >OCEAN CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >AMPHIBIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >REPTILES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >METHANE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS >CFC-11    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS >CFC-113    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS >CFC-12    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROGEN OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROUS OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS >SULFUR DIOXIDE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES >GLOBAL INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CARBON TETRACHLORIDE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
AGRICULTURE
AIR POLLUTION
ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS
BIODIVERSITY
BIRTH RATE
BUNKER FUELS
C2CL3F3
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE
CCL2F2
CCL3F
CCL4
CEMENT MANUFACTURE
CFC
CFC-11
CFC-113
CFC-12
CH3CCL3
CH4
CHLORINE
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Agricultural Commodities
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Agricultural Resources
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Food Production
Economic Activity > Economic Change > Economic Trends
Economic Activity > Economic Outputs > Commodities
Human And Environmental Health > Human Diseases > Infectious Diseases
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Fertility
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Infant Mortality
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Life Expectancy
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Life Tables
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > National Population Estimates
Human And Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > National Population Projections
Industry And Energy > Energy Production > Energy Consumption Rates
Industry And Energy > Energy Production > Energy Resources
Industry And Energy > Energy Production > Energy Use
Industry And Energy > Energy Production > Petroleum Resources
Industry And Energy > Industrial Production > Industrial Commodities
Industry And Energy > Industrial Production > Industrial Productivity
CO2
COMMODITIES
DEATH RATE
DEFORESTATION
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
ENERGY
FERTILITY RATE
FISHERIES
FOOD PRODUCTION
FORESTS
FOSSIL FUEL CONSUMPTION
FRESHWATER RESOURCES
GDP
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
GNP
GREENHOUSE GASES
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT
HUMAN HEALTH
HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
INVENTORIES
LIFE EXPECTANCY
LITERACY
LIVESTOCK
MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
METAL PRODUCTION
MORTALITY RATE
N2O
NATURAL RESOURCES
NOX
NUCLEAR ENERGY
PAPER PRODUCTION
POLLUTANTS
POPULATION
PROTECTED AREAS
PROTECTED SYSTEMS
SO2
SOX
TRENDS
URBAN ENVIRONMENT
URBAN POPULATION
VOC
WIND ENERGY
WOOD PRODUCTION
WRI
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
WRI


Data Center
World Resources Institute    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.wri.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Phone: 202-729-7600
Fax: 202-729-7610
Email: lorih at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: book, CD
Distribution_Format: Text

Distribution_Media: online, html and pdf


Personnel
GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


MAGGIE POWELL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-638-6300
Fax: 202-638-0036
Email: maggie at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
1709 New York Avenue NW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20006
Country: USA


Publications/References
World Resources Institute, 2003. World Resources 2002-2004, Decisions
for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power World Resources Institute:
Washington, D.C. http://pubs.wri.org/pubs_description.cfm?PubID=3764

World Resources Institute, 2000. World Resources 2000-2001, People and
Ecosystems: The Fraying Web of Life, World Resources Institute:
Washington, D.C. http://pubs.wri.org/pubs_description.cfm?PubID=3027

World Resources Institute, 1998. World Resources 1998-1999,
Environmental Change and Human Health, World Resources Institute:
Washington, D.C. http://www.wri.org/wr-98-99/

World Resources Institute, 1996. World Resources 1996-1997, The Urban
Environment, World Resources Institute: Washington, D.C.
http://www.wri.org/wr-96-97/

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17

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