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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; ... View entire text

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
Spatial coordinates   
  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 Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > NITROGEN OXIDES Parameter Definition
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