Facts & data: Resource & Environmental Management information resources

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Environmental statistics

Gateway to Research Data (NRC-CISTI)
Canadian environmental data from research projects. Categories for the data sets available include forestry, water quantity, marine sciences, agriculture, and more.

Climate Data Explorer from the World Resources Institute. Includes statistics on greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions, by country, sector, and energy sub-sector.

Atlas of global development: A visual guide to the world's greatest challenges [print]
Formerly World Bank Atlas (1967-2004) [online or print] Note that much of the data in this atlas is from the World Development Indicators

Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators [online or print]
"Environmental indicators for water quality, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions... intended to assist those in government responsible for developing policy and measuring performance..."

Human Activity and the Environment
An annual publication that focuses on a current environmental issue. The latest information and statistics are gathered from many sources to produce an in-depth analytical article.

Human Activity and the Environment: Annual Statistics [2002-2010]  [online or print]
A statistical picture of Canada's environment with special emphasis on human activity and its relationship to natural systems - air, water, soil, plants and animals. Discontinued.

BC STATS: Environmental Statistics
Local data from the BC government on topics ranging from air quality to waste management.

General statistics sources with environmental content

World development indicators
Provides access to over 600 development indicators including economic, social, environmental, business, and technology for more than 208 countries.

Statistics Portal (Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations)
The FAO statistical databases listed on this page are on-line multilingual databases containing statistical information on various topics. For statistics on agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use and population, see FAOSTAT.

UNdata (Formerly known as UNSTATS)
"A compilation of United Nations and agency statistics, covering economic, social, financial and development topics." Also see Environment and Energy at the UN site.

Statistics Canada
Use the many Search options or browse a selection of Environment reports such as EnviroStats. Also see CANSIM via the SFU Library: Statistics Canada time series data (all topics).

Statistics on OECD countries (and selected non-OECD countries) covering themes such as Agriculture & Fisheries, Economic Projections, Environment, and Health.

BC Stats / Metro Vancouver Key Facts
Local sources -- select Key Facts from publication category drop-down menu

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