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2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005


Summary
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.

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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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 2005.00


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31


Science Keywords
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 >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROGEN DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROGEN OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROUS OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >MOLECULAR OXYGEN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS >SULFUR DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS >SULFUR OXIDES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DEFORESTATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED GASES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED SOLIDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >SUSPENDED SOLIDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TOXIC CHEMICALS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >DEGRADATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >DISEASES/EPIDEMICS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FACTORS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIOECONOMICS >INDUSTRIALIZATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS >COAL    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Project
ESI >Environmental Sustainability Index    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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