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Global Urban Heat Island (UHI) Data Set, v1 (2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide a global data set of average summer daytime maximum/nighttime minimum land surface temperatures (LSTs) for urban extents, as well as the LST difference between the urban area and the buffer.

Environmental Performance Index, 2014 Release (2002 – 2014)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, v2 (1990, 2000, 2010, 2100)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas for the years 1990, 2000, and 2010; and projections to the year 2100 for 202 countries with contiguous coastal elevations in the following categories: less than or equal to 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m, or 20m; as well as national totals.

Sea Level Rise Impacts on Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, v1 (2000 – 2010)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide a preliminary assessment of coastal Ramsar Sites that are at risk to inundation as a consequence of sea level rise.

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v3 (1990, 2000, 2010)

National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection (NAGDC)

To provide tabular data to researchers without GIS capabilities who need data on population and land area by country across a range of physical characteristics. These include measures such as the number of persons living within coastal zones, the percent of a region within specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climate zones.

Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index, 2012 Release (2000 – 2010)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Environmental Treaty Status Data Set, 2012 Release (1940 – 2012)

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)

To provide information on the status of country participation in international environmental agreements.

National and Regional Data Set by Source Category, v2.86 (1850 – 2005)

Historical Anthropogenic Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

To provide annual estimates of anthropogenic global and regional Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emissions in support of climate, atmospheric or other related research.

Environmental Performance Index, 2010 Release (1994 – 2009)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Effects of Climate Change on Global Food Production from SRES Emissions and Socioeconomic Scenarios, v1 (1970 – 2080)

Climate Effects on Food Supply

To provide an assessment of potential climate change impacts on world crop production.

Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts, v1 (1970 – 2004)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

To provide a database with observed responses to climate change for multidisciplinary studies.

Environmental Performance Index, 2008 Release (1994 – 2007)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates (PLACE), v2 (1990, 2000)

National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection (NAGDC)

To provide tabular data on environmental conditions (elevations, climate, coastal) in which people reside.

Urban-Rural Population Estimates, v1 (1990, 1995, 2000)

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

To provide estimates of urban and rural populations and land areas in the low elevation coastal zone.

Complete Collection, v1.01 (1973 – 2005)

Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicators

To make the acquisition, comparison and analysis of sustainability indicators easier by compiling them in a single database, incorporating multiple country codes, and condensing the indicator descriptions into short methodological summaries in an accompanying data dictionary.

Pilot Environmental Performance Index, 2006 Release (1994 – 2006)

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

To provide quantitative metrics for evaluating a country's environmental performance in different policy categories relative to clearly defined targets.

MA Ecosystems, v1 (2000)

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)

To preserve access to the original ecosystems data used by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and other related research.

MA Climate and Land Cover, v1 (1901 – 2000)

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)

To preserve access to the original climate and land cover data used by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and other related research.

Environmental Sustainability Index, 2005 Release (1980 – 2000)

Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)

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.

Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI), 2004 Release (1973 – 2003)

Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicators

To provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries, with particular reference to vulnerability to natural hazards.

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