Environmental Sustainability Index

The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 146 countries. The index provides a composite profile of national environmental stewardship based on a compilation of 21 indicators derived from 76 underlying data sets.

Data host: 

SEDAC - Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

Unit of Measurement: 

Index without dimension

Description to get data: 

Go to http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/esi-environmental-sustainability-index-2005/data-download, click on "Data spreadsheets for 2005 ESI countries", this is a spreadsheet with a list of all countries.

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Scientific institute