2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005

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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.

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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University, and World Economic Forum, and Joint Research Centre (JRC)/European Commission
Dataset Title: 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
Dataset Release Date: 2005.00
Dataset Release Place: New Haven, CT
Dataset Publisher: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University
Data Presentation Form: document, tabular, map
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-environmental-sustain...


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


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > AFGHANISTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ALBANIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > ALGERIA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > AMAZONIA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > AMERICAN SAMOA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ANDORRA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > ANGUILLA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ARGENTINA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > ARMENIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > ARUBA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > AUSTRIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > AZERBAIJAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > BAHAMAS
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > BAHRAIN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > BANGLADESH
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > BARBADOS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BELARUS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > BELGIUM
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > BELIZE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BENIN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BERMUDA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > BHUTAN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BOLIVIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > BOTSWANA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > BRUNEI
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BULGARIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BURKINA FASO
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > BURMA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > BURUNDI
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > CAMBODIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CAMEROON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE VERDE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CAYMAN ISLANDS
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CHAD
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > CHILE
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > COLOMBIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > COMOROS
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, REPUBLIC
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > COOK ISLANDS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > COTE D'IVOIRE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > CROATIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CUBA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > CYPRUS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > CZECH REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > DENMARK
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > DJIBOUTI
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > DOMINICA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ECUADOR
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > EGYPT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > EQUATORIAL GUINEA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ERITREA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ESTONIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ETHIOPIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA > FAEROE ISLANDS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > FALKLAND ISLANDS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > FINLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > FRANCE
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > FRENCH GUIANA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > FRENCH POLYNESIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > GABON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GAMBIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > GEORGIA, REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > GERMANY
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GHANA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SPAIN > GIBRALTAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > GREECE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > GRENADA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > GUADELOUPE
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > GUAM
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GUINEA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GUINEA-BISSAU
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > GUYANA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > HAITI
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA > HONG KONG
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > HUNGARY
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ICELAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > INDIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > INDONESIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > IRAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > IRAQ
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > IRELAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > ISRAEL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ITALY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > JAMAICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > JAPAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > JORDAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > KAZAKHSTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > KENYA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > KIRIBATI
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > KUWAIT
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > KYRGYZSTAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > LAOS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > LATVIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > LEBANON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > LESOTHO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > LIBERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > LIBYA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > LIECHTENSTEIN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > LITHUANIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > LUXEMBOURG
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA > MACAU
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > MACEDONIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MADAGASCAR
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MALAWI
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MALAYSIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MALDIVES
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > MALI
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > MALTA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > MARSHALL ISLANDS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > MARTINIQUE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > MAURITANIA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MAURITIUS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > MOLDOVA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > MONACO
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > MONGOLIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > MONTSERRAT
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > MOROCCO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MOZAMBIQUE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > NAMIBIA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > NAURU
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > NEPAL
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > NETHERLANDS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > MELANESIA > NEW CALEDONIA
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > NEW ZEALAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGER
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGERIA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > NIUE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > NORTH KOREA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > NORWAY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > OCEANIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > OMAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > PAKISTAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > PALAU
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > PALESTINE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > MELANESIA > PAPUA NEW GUINEA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PARAGUAY
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > PHILIPPINES
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > PITCAIRN ISLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > POLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > PORTUGAL
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > QATAR
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > REUNION
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > ROMANIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > RUSSIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > RWANDA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > SAUDI ARABIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SENEGAL
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SEYCHELLES
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SIERRA LEONE
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SINGAPORE
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > SLOVAKIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SLOVENIA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > MELANESIA > SOLOMON ISLANDS
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > SOMALIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > SOUTH KOREA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHERN ASIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SPAIN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SRI LANKA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > ST HELENA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > ST KITTS AND NEVIS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > ST LUCIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > SUDAN
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > SURINAME
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SWAZILAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > SWITZERLAND
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > SYRIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > TAJIKISTAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > TANZANIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > THAILAND
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > TOGO
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > TONGA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > TUNISIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > TURKEY
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > TURKMENISTAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > TUVALU
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > UGANDA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > UKRAINE
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > URUGUAY
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > UZBEKISTAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > MELANESIA > VANUATU
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > VENEZUELA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > VIETNAM
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > VIRGIN ISLANDS
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > YEMEN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZAMBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZIMBABWE


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]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DEFORESTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIOECONOMICS >INDUSTRIALIZATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >DISEASES/EPIDEMICS    [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 >PHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS    [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]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [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]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS >COAL    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTH
SOCIETY


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
GTOS >Global Terrestrial Observing System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
ESI >Environmental Sustainability Index    [Information]


Quality
Data sources covering fundamental components of environmental sustainability
were utilized to derive the ESI.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and non-commercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.


Keywords
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Chlorofluorocarbons
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Emissions
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Exhaust Emissions
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Motor Vehicle Emissions
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Air Quality > Particulates
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Air Pollution
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Carbon Dioxide
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Chlorofluorocarbons
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Contaminants
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Greenhouse Gases
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Nitrogen Dioxide
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Nitrogen Oxides
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Nitrous Oxide
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Particulates
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Atmospheric Composition > Sulfur Dioxide
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Biodiversity > Threatened Species
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Biota > Animals
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Ecology > Sustainable Development
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Effects > Deforestation
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Effects > Environmental Quality
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Environmental Monitoring > Regulations
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Hazardous Exposures > Air Pollution
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Hazardous Substances > Toxic Chemicals
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Hazardous Substances > Toxic Wastes
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Hydrologic Processes > Erosion
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Land Use > Sustainable Development
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Air Pollution
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Contaminants
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Hazardous Wastes
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Motor Vehicle Emissions
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Pollutants
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Pollution Sources
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Pollution > Water Pollution
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Research and Development
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Sewage Treatments > Industrial Sewage
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Sewage Treatments > Sewage
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Wastes > Nuclear Wastes
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Wastes > Toxic Wastes
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Fresh Water
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Primary Drinking Water
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Characteristics > Water Consumption
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Quality > Contaminants
CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Water Quality > Toxic Chemicals
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Demographic Characteristics > Population Distribution
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Demographic Characteristics > Population Size
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Environmental Stress
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Hazardous Exposures > Air Pollution
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Human Diseases > Infectious Diseases
CIESIN > Human Attitudes, Preferences, and Behavior > Social Behavior > Participation
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Human Diseases > Respiratory Diseases
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Fertility
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Global Population Estimates
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Global Population Projections
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > Infant Mortality
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > National Population Estimates
CIESIN > Human and Environmental Health > Vital Statistics > National Population Projections
CIESIN > Industry and Energy > Energy Production > Nuclear Wastes
CIESIN > Industry and Energy > Energy Production > Renewable Energy Resources
CIESIN > Industry and Energy > Transportation > Vehicles
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Biodiversity > Threatened Species
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Biota > Animals
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Human Activities
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Land Processes > Land Degradation
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Land Processes > Land Erosion
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Soils > Soil Degradation
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Soils > Soil Erosion
CIESIN > Land and Freshwater Resources > Soils > Soil Structure
CIESIN > Policy and Institutions > Intergovernmental Organizations
CIESIN > Policy and Institutions > International Law > International Agreements
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Distribution
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Size
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Fertility
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Global Population Estimates
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Global Population Projections
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Infant Mortality
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Mortality
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > National Population Estimates
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > National Population Projections
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Regional Population Estimates
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Vital Statistics > Regional Population Projections
Acidification Exceedence
Basic Human Sustenance
Calorie Supply
Capacity For Debate
Civil Liberties
Consumption Pressures
Eco-Efficiency
Ecological Footprint
Ecosystem Stress
Energy Consumption
Energy Subsidies
Environmental Change
Environmental Competitiveness
Environmental Information
Environmental Performance
Environmental Strategies
Environmental Sustainability Index
Environmental Systems
ESI
Fertilizer Consumption
Forest Cover
Gasoline Prices
Global Stewardship
Global-Scale Funding
Global-Scale Participation
Institutional Capacity
International Commitment
International Commons Protection
Materials Usage Subsidies
Organic Pollutants
Pesticide Use
Political Liberties
Population Pressure
Private Sector Responsiveness
Protected Areas
Public Choice Distortions
Radioactive Waste
Renewable Water
Research and Development
Scientific Articles
Social Capacity
Technical Articles
Terrestrial Systems
Total Suspended Particulate
Water Inflow
Water Quantity
Water Stress
EOSDIS
ESIP
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/wdc/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT CHEN
Phone: 1-845-365-8952
Fax: 1-845-365-8922
Email: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
WDC for Human Interactions in the Environment
CIESIN/Columbia University
P. O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



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Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
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 (2000), 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-pilot-environmental-s...

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 (2001), 2001 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-environmental-sustain...

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 (2002), 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)/Yale University, New Haven, CT, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-environmental-sustain...

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-05

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