World Bank Selected Indicators for Environment

200+ Countries
Since 1990
World Bank

Yearly values of environmental indicators for 217 countries

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Applications

  • Tracking progress of countries
  • Make environmental projections

DOCUMENTATION

World Bank Selected Indicators for Environment

Overview

The World Development Indicators is a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. This product contains 27 indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 30 years.

Key Features

  • Historic data goes back to 1990
  • 217 economies
  • 40 country groups
  • Updated once a month on the first week of the month

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DATA DICTIONARY

29 Data Columns

Country Code (country_code)

Alpha-3 code of the country

Please see the definition and attributes of countries: Country Mapping File

Year (year)

Year

Access to electricity (% of population) (access_to_electricity_percent_of_population)

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.

Alternative and nuclear energy (% of total energy use) (alternative_and_nuclear_energy_percent_of_total_energy_use)

Clean energy is noncarbohydrate energy that does not produce carbon dioxide when generated. It includes hydropower and nuclear, geothermal, and solar power, among others.

CO2 emissions (kg per PPP $ of GDP) (co2_emissions_kg_per_ppp_dollar_of_gdp)

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

CO2 emissions (kt) (co2_emissions_kt)

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) (co2_emissions_metric_tons_per_capita)

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total (% of total fuel combustion) (co2_emissions_from_electricity_heat_total_percent_of_fuel_combu)

CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production is the sum of three IEA categories of CO2 emissions: (1) Main Activity Producer Electricity and Heat which contains the sum of emissions from main activity producer electricity generation, combined heat and power generation and heat plants. Main activity producers (formerly known as public utilities) are defined as those undertakings whose primary activity is to supply the public. They may be publicly or privately owned. This corresponds to IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 1 a. For the CO2 emissions from fuel combustion (summary) file, emissions from own on-site use of fuel in power plants (EPOWERPLT) are also included. (2) Unallocated Autoproducers which contains the emissions from the generation of electricity and/or heat by autoproducers. Autoproducers are defined as undertakings that generate electricity and/or heat, wholly or partly for their own use as an activity which supports their primary activity. They may be privately or publicly owned. In the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, these emissions would normally be distributed between industry, transport and "other" sectors. (3) Other Energy Industries contains emissions from fuel combusted in petroleum refineries, for the manufacture of solid fuels, coal mining, oil and gas extraction and other energy-producing industries. This corresponds to the IPCC Source/Sink Categories 1 A 1 b and 1 A 1 c. According to the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, emissions from coke inputs to blast furnaces can either be counted here or in the Industrial Processes source/sink category. Within detailed sectoral calculations, certain non-energy processes can be distinguished. In the reduction of iron in a blast furnace through the combustion of coke, the primary purpose of the coke oxidation is to produce pig iron and the emissions can be considered as an industrial process. Care must be taken not to double count these emissions in both Energy and Industrial Processes. In the IEA estimations, these emissions have been included in this category.

CO2 emissions from transport (% of total fuel combustion) (co2_emissions_from_transport_percent_fuel_combustion)

CO2 emissions from transport contains emissions from the combustion of fuel for all transport activity, regardless of the sector, except for international marine bunkers and international aviation. This includes domestic aviation, domestic navigation, road, rail and pipeline transport, and corresponds to IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 3. In addition, the IEA data are not collected in a way that allows the autoproducer consumption to be split by specific end-use and therefore, autoproducers are shown as a separate item (Unallocated Autoproducers).

Electric power consumption (kWh per capita) (electric_power_consumption_kwh_per_capita)

Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.

Electric power transmission and distribution losses (% of output) (electric_power_transmission_distribution_losses_percent_of_outp)

Electric power transmission and distribution losses include losses in transmission between sources of supply and points of distribution and in the distribution to consumers, including pilferage.

Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (% of total) (electricity_production_hydroelectric_percent_of_total)

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.

Electricity production from nuclear sources (% of total) (electricity_production_nuclear_percent_of_total)

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.

Electricity production from oil, gas and coal sources (% of total) (electricity_production_oil_gas_coal_percent_of_total)

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.

Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (% of total) (electricity_production_renewable_exc_hydroelectric_percent)

Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.

Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh) (electricity_production_renewable_exc_hydroelectric_kwh)

Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.

Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita) (energy_use_kg_oil_equivalent_per_capita)

Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.

Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) (fossil_fuel_energy_consumption_percent_of_total)

Fossil fuel comprises coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas products.

Land area (sq. km) (land_area_sq_km)

Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) (methane_emissions_kt_of_co2_equivalent)

Methane emissions are those stemming from human activities such as agriculture and from industrial methane production.

PM2.5 air pollution, population exposed to levels exceeding WHO guideline value (% of total) (pm2_5air_pollution_population_exposed_exceeding_who_percent)

Percent of population exposed to ambient concentrations of PM2.5 that exceed the WHO guideline value is defined as the portion of a country’s population living in places where mean annual concentrations of PM2.5 are greater than 10 micrograms per cubic meter, the guideline value recommended by the World Health Organization as the lower end of the range of concentrations over which adverse health effects due to PM2.5 exposure have been observed.

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million (population_in_urban_agglomerations_more_than_1_million)

Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2018 had a population of more than one million people.

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million (% of total population) (population_in_urban_agglomerations_more_than_1_million_percent)

Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2018 had a population of more than one million people.

Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output) (renewable_electricity_output_percent_of_total)

Renewable electricity is the share of electrity generated by renewable power plants in total electricity generated by all types of plants.

Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption) (renewable_energy_output_percent_of_total)

Renewable energy consumption is the share of renewables energy in total final energy consumption.

Rural population (rural_population)

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Total greenhouse gas emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) (total_greenhouse_gas_emissions_kt_of_co2_equivalent)

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).

Urban land area (sq. km) (urban_land_area_sq_km)

Urban land area in square kilometers, based on a combination of population counts (persons), settlement points, and the presence of Nighttime Lights. Areas are defined as urban where contiguous lighted cells from the Nighttime Lights or approximated urban extents based on buffered settlement points for which the total population is greater than 5,000 persons.

Urban population (urban_population)

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

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