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UN Statistics DivisionEnvironment Statistics Databasehttp://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/qindicators.htmDatasetsUNSD compiles environmental data from national and regional statistics offices and ministries and in some cases makes calculations. Downloadable dataset are available for 10 indicator themes: Air and Climate; Biodiversity; Energy and Minerals; Forests; Governance; Inland Water Resources; Land and Agriculture; Marine and Coastal Areas; Natural Disasters; Waste. Subcategories for Air and Climate include Air Pollution, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases. Several detailed datasets are available for each category.
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UN Statistics DivisionInternational and Regional Data Sourceshttp://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/interlinks.htmDatabases; Tables/Charts; MapsThe website provides links to dozens of international databases, tables/charts and maps managed by government agencies and regional bodies. Organized by 10 UN indicator themes: Air and Climate; Biodiversity; Energy and Minerals; Forests; Governance; Inland Water Resources; Land and Agriculture; Marine and Coastal Areas; Natural Disasters; Waste. Subcategories for Air and Climate include Air Pollution, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases.
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The World BankData: Environmenthttp://data.worldbank.org/topic/environmentDatasetsThe World Bank has dozens of environment-related datasets by country and region, including on forests, biodiversity, emissions and pollution. Follow the link to "More Environment Indicators" to access specific data sets categorized by Agriculture & Rural Development, Energy & Mining, Infrastructure, Climate Change and Urban Development.
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U.S. Energy Information AdministrationInternationalhttp://www.eia.gov/beta/international/Information; DataThe U.S. federal agency provides international energy statistics, broken down by petroleum, natural gas, coal and electricity. Countries are ranked for each energy source by Production; Consumption; Reserves & Capacity; Imports; Exports. Data and analysis also available.
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World Nuclear AssociationFacts and Figures; Reactor Databasehttp://world-nuclear.org/information-library/facts-and-figures.aspxInformation; DatabaseThe London-based nuclear industry association maintains a searchable database of all nuclear reactors (decommissioned, operating and under construction), including location, status, type, construction data, grid connection, owner, operator and capacity. It also provides statistics on nuclear generation and uranium production by country, fuel heat values and requirements.
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U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationGlobal Climate Dashboardhttps://www.climate.gov/maps-data#global-climate-dashboardDataThe U.S. agency uses official data to graph global climate change, variability and projections, sorted by temperature, carbon dioxide levels, snow, sea level, arctic sea ice, ocean heat, sun's energy, glaciers and heat-trapping gases. Global vegetation data is also available here: https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/dataset/global-vegetation-health-images
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentOECD Environment Directoratehttp://www.oecd.org/env/Information; DatasetsThe website makes available environmental policy briefs, working papers and other information by categories: Biodiversity, Water and natural resource management; Climate change; Consumption, Innovation and the environment; Environment and development; Environment and trade; Environment in emerging and transition economies; Environmental country reviews; Environmental indicators, modeling and outlooks; Environmental policy tools and evaluation; Greening transport; Resource productivity and waste. Country pages include detailed environmental, pollution and energy indicators, statistics and downloadable datasets.
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World Resources InstituteEcosystem Services Experts Directoryhttp://projects.wri.org/ecosystems/expertsDatabase; Expert SourcesThe non-profit research organization provides a database of experts searchable by keyword, country/region or subject of expertise. Direct contact information is provided for international experts affiliated with a university, NGO, corporate, government or international organization or association. They must have 5 years in a research or practitioner role and an advanced degree in a field related to ecosystem services, ehivh include water resources, wetlands, climate regulation, agriculture and more.
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The Nature ConservancyThe Nature Conservancyhttp://www.nature.org/Information; Expert SourcesThe U.S.-based conservation non-profit has over 600 scientists working on projects in 69 countries, and partners with individuals, governments, local nonprofits and corporations, according to its website. List of experts by region and topic available here: http://www.nature.org/science-in-action/our-scientists/index.htm
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World Wildlife FundWorld Wildlife Fundhttp://www.worldwildlife.org/Information; Expert SourcesThe environmental advocacy group is a Switzerland-based non-profit organization that has a global presence and specializes in forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate around the globe. A list of expert sources is available here: http://www.worldwildlife.org/experts
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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)International Programshttps://www.nrdc.org/about/internationalInformation; Expert SourcesThe U.S.-based non-profit advocacy organization has programs in India, China, Canada and Latin America, covering climate change, communities, energy, food, health, oceans, water and the wild. Expert sources, searchable by issue or program, are available here: https://www.nrdc.org/experts?search=&sort_by=search_api_relevance
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Friends of the Earth InternationalFoEIhttp://www.foei.org/resources/publications/publications-by-subjectInformation; SourcesThe grassroots environmental network includes 75 national groups and thousands of local activists and is dedicated to "challenging the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies." Sources may be cultivated from member groups around the world, available here: http://www.foei.org/member-groups Areas of focus include Climate justice and energy (includes resisitng mining, oil and gas); Economic justice and resisting neoliberalism; Food sovereignty; Forests and biodiversity; Human rights defenders
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UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)ECOLEXhttp://www.ecolex.org/start.phpDatabaseThe ECOLEX database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Abstracts, indexing information and full text for some documents are available.
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International Union for Conservation of Nature Red Listhttp://www.iucnredlist.org/Database; InformationThe database provides the global conservation status of 76,000 plant and animal species, providing detailed information on population, geographic locations, use and trade, threats and conservation actions. Images and links to related external databases are also provided
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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)http://www.protectedplanet.net/Interactive DatabaseProtectedPlanet.net is the online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas, a joint project of IUCN and UNEP, which lists terrestrial and marine protected areas worldwide. ProtectedPlanet.net allows the user to view protected areas by map exploring and intuitive searching, utilizing information from the WDPA, photos from Panoramio and text descriptions from Wikipedia.
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Society of Environmental JournalistsInternational resources (archivehttp://www.sejarchive.org/international/ResourcesThe archive on the Society of Environmental Journalists old website has over 1,500 links categorized by geographic region and subject. International sources are included.
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Society of Environmental JournalistsUseful Linkshttp://www.sej.org/library/useful-links/overviewResourcesUseful tools and resources for environmental journalists, including reporter guides by issue and links to government and non-government resources.
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IJAsia 2016Using climate change datahttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-76kFkoZNdWTEtEZ2Z1aDc5d0E/viewTipsheetTipsheet by Ramesh Bhushal
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