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UNEP.Net GEO Data Portal
The GEO Data Portal, launched in May 2002, is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its on-line database holds more than 300 different variables, as national, regional and subregional statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps).
reporting process is based on sound empirical analysis and the contributions
of a global network of partners. It thus requires having readily at hand
- meaning, via the Internet and off-line - a wide range of statistical
and geo-spatial data sets that meet as much as possible the following
The contents of the GEO Data Portal are guided by the data strategy for the GEO process, and can be related to: (i) societal driving forces (economic development, population); (ii) environmental pressures (emissions, pollution); (iii) state-of-the-environment (air, land and water); and (iv) impacts on natural ecosystems and human health (biodiversity loss, diseases, life expectancy etc.). Thus, the Data Portal hosts data sets such as: population size and growth, educational enrollment, GDP per capita, land cover, CO2 and other green-house gas emissions, natural disasters and many, many more.
the basic service of making core data sets available to the GEO user community,
additional functionality has been added to strengthen the analytical capacity
of the network of GEO Collaborating Centres and other key partners. This
includes the development of:
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