Environmental Sustainability Index E-Seminar, SEDAC

Project Description
The Environmental Sustainability Index e-Seminar (ESI_e-Seminar) is a short online course describing the many facets of environmental sustainability. The course consists of a series of video discussions and activities based on the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) mapping tool. Led by Professor Marc Levy, the course is taught in conference-style format with the perspectives of nine faculty members associated with the Columbia University Center International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

The purpose is to increase the understanding of the dynamics between human activity and environmental processes in several specific geographic contexts around the world, ideas and techniques utilized in efforts to bring about greater environmental sustainability, and the range of available data related to environmental sustainability worldwide and the themes evident in these data.