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HIST/ENVS 271: Global Environmental History


World Development Indicators  A compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. The database contains 1,600 time series indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 50 years.

United Nations Statistics Division Environmental Data Includes individual country files.

State of the World Reports - annual reports from the Worldwatch Institute on progress towards a sustainable society.  

World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change

World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development

World Development Report 2003: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World

United Nations Environmental Data Explorer  Source for data sets used by UN Environmental Program 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 or download the data in different formats.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Publications on Environment and Ecosystems.

Arab Forum for Environment and Development  Promotes prudent environmental policies and programs across the Arab region.  See their 2018 report: Enhancing Sustainable Development in Arab Countries

Center for International Forestry Research  CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. 

Latin American Pamphlet Collection more than 5,000 scarce and unique pamphlets, primarily from Chile, Cuba, Bolivia and Mexico, published during the 19th and early 20th centuries.  

Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano  A portal providing access to digital resources from various Latin American and Iberian national libraries. Collections include maps, prints, drawings, and photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings, and incunabula.

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