About the Development of this Data Compendium

What is on this web site?

The web site includes data tables for environmental issues as addressed by UNEP's GEO, such as climate change, water stress and deforestation, as well as a wide variety of socio-economic variables.
Examples of data sets are CO2 emissions, water consumption, forest cover change, population growth, land use change and GDP development. Documentation on data sources, definitions and other parameters is also provided in the form of meta-data for each data set. Most of the tables are available for all countries of the world, as well as for the GEO regions and sub-regions, and for the world as a whole. Where possible, the data cover the time period 1972-2002, which is the time-frame of the retrospective chapter of GEO-3. The tables do not show each and every year on the screen - because of space constraints - but access to the full annual tables is linked from there.
Maps showing the GEO regions are available by clicking in the left-hand menu

Additional data sets can be accessed through the dedicated GEO Data Portal at http://geodata.grid.unep.ch or through the UNEP.NET web site at http://www.unep.net.


The GEO-3 Data Compendium was developed by UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva.

Regional data aggregation: Andrea de Bono, Ola Nordbeck
Meta-data supervision & support: Gregory Giuliani, Stefan Schwarzer
Interface design & development: Stéphane Kluser, Stefan Schwarzer
Overall coordination: Jaap van Woerden

If you have questions or remarks about the GEO-3 Data Compendium, please contact geo@grid.unep.ch.


UNEP acknowledges the contributions made by the many individuals and institutions that have contributed to the Data Compendium of the Global Environment Outlook, most notably the key data providers as mentioned in the Data Sources, and all GEO Collaborating Centres.


"The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is not responsible for the content of web sites and information resources which may be reached through UNEP.Net. The access provided to these sites does not constitute an endorsement by UNEP of the sponsors of the sites or the information contained herein. Use of the information contained in or referenced by UNEP.Net is at the user's sole risk. The designations employed and the presentation of material do not imply any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP or the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries."

© UNEP 2002

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