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EarthTrends, launched by World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2001, is a specialized data source for environmental and sustainable development information. EarthTrends gathers data from the world’s leading statistical agencies like the World Bank, the IMF, the IFPRI, etc., along with WRI. To facilitate the comparison of data from different sources, EarthTrends supplements its content with detailed metadata that report on research methodologies and evaluates the information’s reliability. The database is available free for public use online at [http://earthtrends.wri.org http://earthtrends.wri.org].
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The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global resource organization developing research-based solutions to sustain natural resources.  Its work at the intersection of the environment and development contains topic areas on climate, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities and transport, business, economics, finance, and governance.  Its main contributions include publications, blogs, news, and research projects containing charts, graphs, datasets, data visualizations, maps, presentations, and videos available for public access.  Its publications span from 1984 to 2016.  IFs originally obtained energy series data from WRI’s Earthtrends database, though WRI later discontinued this dataset.  WRI now provides emissions and climate data via its Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) data explorer that is available for download.  The website is accessible via [http://www.wri.org/ http://www.wri.org//].
  
The database is organized in ten topic areas, namely agriculture and food, biodiversity and protected area, climate and atmosphere, coastal and marine ecosystems, economics, energy and resources, environmental governance and drylands, population, and water resources and freshwater ecosystem. Most of series in the EarthTrends database cover time-series information since 1960. EarthTrends contain more than 200 country profiles for over 500 variables. The EarthTrends also include data tables, maps, and feature stories on a variety of environmental, social, and economic topics.
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Some financial data series of EarthTrends database, used in IFs analysis, have been converted into billion US$ from current prices at US$ and some series related to population have been transformed into million figures.
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Earthtrends, launched by World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2001, was a specialized data source for environmental and sustainable development information.  Earthtrends gathered data from leading statistical agencies like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), etc., along with WRI.  To facilitate the comparison of data from different sources, Earthtrends supplemented its content with detailed metadata that reported on research methodologies and evaluated the information’s reliability.
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Earthtrends organized its data into ten topic areas, namely agriculture and food, biodiversity and protected area, climate and atmosphere, coastal and marine ecosystems, economics, energy and resources, environmental governance and drylands, population, and water resources and freshwater ecosystem.  Most series in the Earthtrends database covered time-series information since 1960.  Earthtrends contained more than 200 country profiles for over 500 variables.  Earthtrends also included data tables, maps, and feature stories on a variety of environmental, social, and economic topics.  Some financial data series of Earthtrends database from previous years, used in IFs analyses, were converted into billion US$ from current prices at US$, and some series related to population were transformed into million figures.
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Unfortunately, while the Earthtrends website and database enjoyed many years of popularity and was a source of numerous IFs data series, it was later discontinued.  WRI no longer maintains the Earthtrends website and database, nor does anywhere else.
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= ''Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)'' =
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The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is the climate data explorer of WRI and the large-scale data source now available through its website.  It provides free access to comprehensive, reliable, and comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets, as well as other climate-relevant indicators.  CAIT has received regular use within news articles, policy briefs, government documents, and policy discussions within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other forums.
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CAIT Historic database allows for easy access, analysis, and visualization of the latest available international greenhouse gas emissions data.  It includes information for 186 countries and 50 U.S. states over 160 years.  CAIT currently includes four data collections: Country GHG Emissions, US State GHG Emissions, Country Clean Technology Data, and UNFCCC Annex I GHG Emissions.  These include over 50 indicators, covering the 1850-2011 time range.  Carbon dioxide emissions data covers 1850-2012 and data for multi-sector greenhouse gas emissions range from 1990-2012. 
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CAIT emissions data covers a multitude of economic sectors such as energy, industrial processes, agriculture, transportation, and land use, among others.  CAIT greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions data includes six gases, including CO₂ and five non-CO2 gases (methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)—with HFCs, PFCs, and SF6 presented in CAIT as “F-gas emissions”).  CAIT derives its data from a variety of data sources, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), etc.  The data is available for download at [http://www.wri.org/resources/data-sets/cait-historical-emissions-data-countries-us-states-unfccc http://www.wri.org/resources/data-sets/cait-historical-emissions-data-countries-us-states-unfccc]. 
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A document detailing CAIT sources and methodology regarding its emission data is available at [http://cait.wri.org/docs/CAIT2.0_CountryGHG_Methods.pdf http://cait.wri.org/docs/CAIT2.0_CountryGHG_Methods.pdf].  Aside from continuing to update existing data, CAIT may provide data on granular energy consumption/production, additional non-CO₂ sources, power plants, and clean energy policy in the future.
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Note: '''The original CAIT web site (online from December 2003 through May 2012) was victim of a hacking incident that took it offline and resulted in a near total loss of its file system and database.  The new version of the website launched in July 2013.'''
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<br/>'''Citation'''
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CAIT Climate Data Explorer.&nbsp; 2015. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.&nbsp; Available online at: http://cait.wri.org
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= Data pulled from WRI =
  
  

Revision as of 21:59, 24 June 2016

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global resource organization developing research-based solutions to sustain natural resources.  Its work at the intersection of the environment and development contains topic areas on climate, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities and transport, business, economics, finance, and governance.  Its main contributions include publications, blogs, news, and research projects containing charts, graphs, datasets, data visualizations, maps, presentations, and videos available for public access.  Its publications span from 1984 to 2016.  IFs originally obtained energy series data from WRI’s Earthtrends database, though WRI later discontinued this dataset.  WRI now provides emissions and climate data via its Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) data explorer that is available for download.  The website is accessible via http://www.wri.org//.

Earthtrends Database                              

Earthtrends, launched by World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2001, was a specialized data source for environmental and sustainable development information.  Earthtrends gathered data from leading statistical agencies like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), etc., along with WRI.  To facilitate the comparison of data from different sources, Earthtrends supplemented its content with detailed metadata that reported on research methodologies and evaluated the information’s reliability.

Earthtrends organized its data into ten topic areas, namely agriculture and food, biodiversity and protected area, climate and atmosphere, coastal and marine ecosystems, economics, energy and resources, environmental governance and drylands, population, and water resources and freshwater ecosystem.  Most series in the Earthtrends database covered time-series information since 1960.  Earthtrends contained more than 200 country profiles for over 500 variables.  Earthtrends also included data tables, maps, and feature stories on a variety of environmental, social, and economic topics.  Some financial data series of Earthtrends database from previous years, used in IFs analyses, were converted into billion US$ from current prices at US$, and some series related to population were transformed into million figures.

Unfortunately, while the Earthtrends website and database enjoyed many years of popularity and was a source of numerous IFs data series, it was later discontinued.  WRI no longer maintains the Earthtrends website and database, nor does anywhere else.

Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)

The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is the climate data explorer of WRI and the large-scale data source now available through its website.  It provides free access to comprehensive, reliable, and comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets, as well as other climate-relevant indicators.  CAIT has received regular use within news articles, policy briefs, government documents, and policy discussions within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other forums.

CAIT Historic database allows for easy access, analysis, and visualization of the latest available international greenhouse gas emissions data.  It includes information for 186 countries and 50 U.S. states over 160 years.  CAIT currently includes four data collections: Country GHG Emissions, US State GHG Emissions, Country Clean Technology Data, and UNFCCC Annex I GHG Emissions.  These include over 50 indicators, covering the 1850-2011 time range.  Carbon dioxide emissions data covers 1850-2012 and data for multi-sector greenhouse gas emissions range from 1990-2012. 

CAIT emissions data covers a multitude of economic sectors such as energy, industrial processes, agriculture, transportation, and land use, among others.  CAIT greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions data includes six gases, including CO₂ and five non-CO2 gases (methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)—with HFCs, PFCs, and SF6 presented in CAIT as “F-gas emissions”).  CAIT derives its data from a variety of data sources, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), etc.  The data is available for download at http://www.wri.org/resources/data-sets/cait-historical-emissions-data-countries-us-states-unfccc

A document detailing CAIT sources and methodology regarding its emission data is available at http://cait.wri.org/docs/CAIT2.0_CountryGHG_Methods.pdf.  Aside from continuing to update existing data, CAIT may provide data on granular energy consumption/production, additional non-CO₂ sources, power plants, and clean energy policy in the future.

Note: The original CAIT web site (online from December 2003 through May 2012) was victim of a hacking incident that took it offline and resulted in a near total loss of its file system and database.  The new version of the website launched in July 2013.


Citation

CAIT Climate Data Explorer.  2015. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.  Available online at: http://cait.wri.org

Data pulled from WRI

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Table Group Definition Source Last IFs Update UsedInPreprocessor Years
SeriesEnBalInd Energy, Infrastructure Energy balance (consumption) in industrial WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnBalRes Energy, Infrastructure Energy balance (consumption) in residential WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnBalTrans Energy, Infrastructure Energy balance (consumption) in transportion WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnConCommerc Energy, Infrastructure Commercial energy consumption WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnConTrad Energy, Infrastructure Traditional energy consumption WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnExports Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy exports WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnImports Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy imports WRI CD 98
No
SeriesEnProdCoal Energy, Infrastructure Coal production WRI CD 98
Yes
SeriesEnProdGas Energy, Infrastructure Natural gas production WRI CD 00-01
Yes
SeriesEnProdNuclear Energy, Infrastructure Nuclear production WRI CD 98; 1960 guestimated
No
SeriesEnProdOil Energy, Infrastructure Oil production WRI CD 98
Yes
SeriesEnReserHyd Energy, Infrastructure Energy reserves, hydro WRI Annual
Yes
SeriesLandUrban&Built Environment, Infrastructure Land, urban and built-up areas WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/
Yes
SeriesWaterGroundRechargeWRI Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annual groundwater recharge WRI CD 98
No
SeriesAgGrainLiv%GrainCon Agriculture Grain fed to livestock as % of total grain consumption WRI online 2012 12/2011 Yes
SeriesEmissionsCO Environment Carbon monoxide emissions WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO21900to1999Cum Environment CO2 cumulative emissions from 1900 through 1999 WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromAgric Environment CO2/GHG emissions from agriculture, forestry, fishing WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromCoal Environment CO2 emissions from coal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromElec Environment CO2/GHG emissions from public electricity and heat WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromGas Environment CO2 emissions from gas WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromIndCons Environment CO2/GHG emissions from industry, construction WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromOil Environment CO2 emissions from oil WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromRes Environment CO2/GHG emissions from residential sources WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromRoadTrans Environment CO2/GHG emissions from road transportation WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2fromTrans Environment CO2/GHG emissions from transportation, internal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConAgric Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, agricultural WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConComPubSer Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, commercial and public services WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConElecWRI Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, electrical WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConIndIronSteel Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, iron and steel industry subtotal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConIndMining Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, mining and quarrying subtotal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConIndTot Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, total industry WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConPhoto Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, photovoltaic solar WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 Yes
SeriesEnConRes Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, residential WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConSolarTherm Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, solar thermal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConTransDomAir Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, domestic air transportation WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConTransIntlAir Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, international air transportation WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConTransTot Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, total transportation WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesEnConWind Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, wind WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 Yes
SeriesEnProdGeoTherm Energy, Infrastructure Energy production, geothermal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 Yes
SeriesEnProdSolar Energy, Infrastructure Energy production, solar WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 Yes
SeriesEnProdTideWave Energy, Infrastructure Energy production, tide, wave, and water WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 Yes
SeriesEnvKyotoStatus Government Kyoto Protocol status (1=not signatory; 2=signatory; 3=ratified)) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesFreedomofInformation Government Freedom of information (1=pending; 2 = in effect) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesLandCoastLength Environment, Infrastructure Length of coastlines WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesLandDisputedSeas Environment, Infrastructure Area of disputed seas WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesLandEEZ Environment, Infrastructure Area of marine exclusive economic zone WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesLandForest%Orig Environment, Infrastructure Original forest area (pre-human intervention) as percent of total land area WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesWaterAnIntlRenResources Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annually internally renewable water resources WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesWaterAnRenResourcesOld Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annually renewable water resources WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 Yes
SeriesWaterDesalination Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annually production of desalinated water in million cubic meters (/1000 for cubic km) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesWaterFlowsFromOthers Environment, Infrastructure, Water Water flows from other countries, annually WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesWaterFlowsToOthers Environment, Infrastructure, Water Water flows to other countries, annually WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesWaterGroundWithdraw%Recharge Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annual groundwater withdrawals as a percent of recharge rate (asst years) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesWaterGroundWithdrawal Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annual groundwater withdrawals(asst years) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/11 No
SeriesNGOs SocioPolitical Number of NGOs WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/12 No
SeriesNGOsperMillionPop SocioPolitical NGOs per million population WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2002/12 No
SeriesMemINGO SocioPolitical INGOs per million population WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2004/04 No
SeriesAgFish%Protein Agriculture Fish protein as percent of total supply WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnConCoal Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, coal WRI CD 98;WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnConGas Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, natural gas WRI CD 98;WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnConHydro Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, hydro-electric WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnConOil Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, oil and natural gas liquids WRI CD 98;WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnConSolarWindWaveGeo Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, solar, wind, wave, geothermal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnConTotal Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, total all sources WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnExportsOil Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy exports, oil WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesEnImportsOil Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy imports, oil WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/04 No
SeriesCalPCapAnimal SocioPolitical Calorie consumption per capita per day from animals WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2005/06 No
SeriesEnConResperCapKg Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, residential per capita WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/02 No
SeriesEnConTransRoad Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, road transportation WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/03 No
SeriesEnConResperCap Energy, Infrastructure Energy consumption, residential per capita WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/04 No
SeriesEnExportsNGas Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy exports, natural gas WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/06 No
SeriesEnImportsNGas Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy imports, natural gas WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/06 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2per2000$PPPWRI Environment CO2 emissions per dollar of GDP at 2000$ PPP WRI Earthtrends 2006/08 No
SeriesEmissionsCO2WRI Environment Carbon dioxide emissions WRI Earthtrends 2006/08 No
SeriesEnExportsCoal Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy exports, coal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/09 No
SeriesEnImportsCoal Energy, Infrastructure, Trade Energy imports, coal WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2006/11 No
SeriesWaterAnWithdrawals Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annual water withdrawals/use (1990=70-99;2000=update, mostly 2000) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/; Source: Pacific Institute, www.worldwater.org/data.html 2008/01 Yes
SeriesAgConMeat Agriculture Meat consumption WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2008/05 No
SeriesAgFishAquaCatchTot Agriculture Fish production totals, aquaculture and capture WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2009/07/25 No
SeriesAgFishAquaTotal Agriculture Aquaculture, coastal and marine total fish production WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2009/07/25 No
SeriesAgFishExpt Agriculture, Trade Fish, export value WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2009/07/25 No
SeriesAgFishInlandProd Agriculture Fish capture, inland WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2009/07/25 No
SeriesWaterPovIndex Agriculture, Infrastructure, Environment, Water Water Poverty Index, 0 and 100, low score indicates water poverty WRI 2010/02/19 No
SeriesAgFishAquaInland Agriculture Aquaculture, inland WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2010/11/23 No
SeriesAgFishAquaMarine Agriculture Aquaculture, marine fish catch WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2010/11/23 No
SeriesAIDSDths Population AIDS-related deaths WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2010/11/23 No
SeriesLandCerealHarvest Agriculture Land area used for cereals WRI 2012/03/02 No
SeriesLandForest%DecadeChange Environment, Infrastructure Annual percentage change in forest area WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/02 No
SeriesLandIrrigated Environment, Infrastructure, Water Land irrigated WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/02 No
SeriesWaterAnFreshWith%Resources Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annual water freshwater withdrawals as a percent of resources (asst years) WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/02 No
SeriesWaterAnRenResources Environment, Infrastructure, Water Annually renewable water resources WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/02 Yes
SeriesAgFishImpt Agriculture, Trade Fish, import value WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/04 No
SeriesAidCerealDon Agriculture Cereal donations WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/04 No
SeriesAidCerealRec Agriculture Cereal gifts/aid received WRI Earthtrends http://earthtrends.wri.org/ 2012/03/04 No