What is it?The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government that was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
How would you use it?Some of the environmental topics are pretty useful to explore, or look at laws and regulations:
What is it? An environmental impact statement (EIS) is a government document that outlines the impact of a proposed project on its surrounding environment. In the United States, these statements are mandated by federal law for certain projects, and have been since 1969. Environmental impact statements are meant to inform the work and decisions of policymakers and community leaders. For more information about how to read these statements see:
What is it? The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
How would you use it? Select your country from the dropdown list, then explore the information available:`
What is it? The Climate Action Tracker tracks different countries climate actions and measures them against the globally agreed Paris Agreement aim of "holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C." It also quantifies and evaluates climate change mitigation commitments and assesses whether countries are on track to meeting those.
How would you use it?Use the search tool in the upper right to look up your country.
What is it? Climate Watch brings together datasets to let users analyze and compare the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, access historical emissions data, discover how countries can leverage their climate goals to achieve their sustainable development objectives, and use models to map new pathways to a lower carbon, prosperous future. It also includes data and visualizations on all countries’ greenhouse gas emissions.
How would you use it? Simply enter your country into the search box.
What is it? An intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future - as well as a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
How would you use it? Select Our Work and then explore by country or initiative, or select Renewables to explore by type of renewable energy.
What is it? Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a website for policy makers, researchers, technology investors, venture capitalists, and market professionals with energy data, information, analyses, tools, images, maps, and other resources
How would you use it? Use the search box in the center of the page to look up your country, industry, or energy type, or use the links as the top left to explore Information and Data.
What is it?REN21 is an organization that includes participants from academia, governments, NGOs, and industry to provide up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis to promote and enable transitions to renewable energy.
How would you use it? Use the search box to search the site, or check out the Reports.
What is it? This website provides data and data visualization capabilities for topics ranging from climate change to human migration, deforestation to air quality, agriculture to energy and much more. Users can dive into curated topic pages of data, explore near real-time visualizations and create their own unique data visualizations by overlaying individual data sets.
How would you use it? Click the link to Explore data, then enter a country name. Or, use the dropdown menu to explore by Topic:
What is it? An international non-governmental organization which takes action to combat global corruption with civil societal anti-corruption measures and to prevent criminal activities arising from corruption.
How would you use it? Use the search feature or browse under What we do for Corruption by country.
What is it?Facilitates intergovernmental climate change negotiations and supports a complex architecture of bodies that serve to advance the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
How would you use it? Use the magnifying glass icon to search your country.
What is it?The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. Action to meet the Goals is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required. 2020 needs to usher in a decade of ambitious action to deliver the Goals by 2030.