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UNEDP Environmental Data Explorer

UNEDP's Environmental Data Explorer 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 online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables ordownload the data in different formats.

The navigation within the Environmental Data Explorer is fairly easy and straightforward. In most cases you will have to select something (eg. a dataset, years, a module etc.), before being able to continue in the process. After having done your selection, you just have to click on the button to proceed in the process. If you like to return to revisit or change the options you use the button.
If your selected values are what you need, but you want to treat the data further on your computer, then download the data in different version, ranging from simple text to Excel and GIS formats.
Also, by clicking on the map image, you will enter onto an Internet Map Server (IMS), which produces on-the-fly a map covering your selected attributes (variable, region, time). You can zoom into the map to get more details, identify a countries name and value, produce a graph etc.
Sample Map
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