The United Nations has officially designated 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. In response to this global call for action, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) team is seeking to improve upon its water indicators for the 2014 edition, which will be released in January. Over the years, we’ve attempted to measure country-level performance on […]
This post originally appeared on the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy blog. In March, China released its 12th Five-Year Plan – a blueprint outlining the key economic and development targets for the country over the next few years. Unlike previous Plans, climate change and energy are featured prominently, and a strong emphasis is […]
The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) and Renmin University School of Law recently published the first version of what they’ve deemed the Air Quality Transparency Index (AQTI; available in Chinese only for now). Building off of similar indices aimed to gauge the availability and access of environmental information, such as the Pollution Information Transparency […]
China’s National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC) now has real-time, hourly air quality data for 113 major Chinese cities. Concentrations in (mg/m3) are reported for major pollutants sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulate matter (PM10, particles with a diameter of 10 microns or less).
While climate negotiators were busy discussing the role of forests in the Cancun climate negotiations, Google was launching its Earth Engine – a practical tool to help countries obtain information about their forests, which are critical carbon sinks, easily and freely. I originally wrote about the advantages of a tool like Earth Engine back in March. To […]
Check out Chinfographics, a great data visualization site that has a lot of useful graphics of data, statistics, and other phenomena regarding China. Each graphic is accompanied by a brief blog post explaining the data used to the develop the graphic, along with a bit of contextualization. I firmly believe in the power of eye-catching, simple […]
I recently discovered Gapminder.org, a non-profit data visualization venture whose mantra is “Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.” While started as an independent initiative in Stockholm back in 2005, it caught the eye of Google, which then acquired the site and the “Trendalyzer” software in 2007. As someone who works […]
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- Call for Submissions: 2014 EPI Seeking Data for Wastewater Treatment September 27, 2013
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