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Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Observed Climate Change Impacts, v2.01 (2007 – 2014)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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

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.

Global Summer Land Surface Temperature (LST) Grids, v1 (2013)

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

To provide raster representations of global summer daytime maximum and nighttime minimum surface temperature for studies related to human health and climate change.

Environmental Performance Index, 2016 Release (1950 – 2016)

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 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.

Global Mangrove Forests Distribution, v1 (2000)

Land Use and Land Cover

To provide data that can be used in global mangrove forest distribution modeling, land cover change analysis, global carbon accounting studies and to assist with policy-making in regards to human-environment interactions and future adaptive strategies.

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.

Reservoirs, v1.01 (2011)

Global Reservoir and Dam (GRanD), v1

To provide a geographically explicit and reliable database of reservoirs for the scientific community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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