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International and European Union Statistical Resources: Environmental

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  • GEO Data Portal
    Data sets from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners. Includes more than 400 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets, covering freshwater, population, forests, emissions, climate, disasters, and health.
  • GEO-3 Data Compendium
    Provides access to the national, sub-regional, regional and global statistical data sets used for UNEP’s third Global Environment Outlook (GEO-3) report. These consistent data sets are derived from primary Data Sources around the world. They underpin much of the state of environment assessment undertaken for the report, and have been used as the basis for many of the graphics as well. Data is browseable by geographic region in the areas of biodiversity, the atmosphere, disasters, forests, freshwater, land, and urban areas.
  • OECD Environment
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development gives information on air, water, waste, biodiversity, taxes and other instruments, nitrogen balances, and expenditures, among other statistics.
  • World Development Indicators uiucaccessWDI Online is composed of more than 550 indicators in 80 tables, organized in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The tables cover 148 economies and 14 country groups-with basic indicators for a further 59 economies. The data go back to 1960, depending on the country.