Global sustainability statistics are benchmarks for measuring the status of sustainability parameters. The following agencies provide baseline data for sustainability governance. They are just one form of data used for sustainability and are valuable for both measurement and measurement.

This list Provides sources of statistics at the global level of governance only.

  • General lists
    • Meadows, DH, Randers, J & Meadows, DL 2004. Limits to growth: the 30-year update. Chelsea Green Publishing Company, White River Junction, USA.
    • The CIAs World Fact Book [1]
    • World Data Center [2]
    • United Nations Environmental Indicators [3] .
      • Water (water resources, water supply industry, water waste)
      • Air pollution (SO 2 & NO x ),
      • Climate change (greenhouse gas emissions, by sector (absolute & percentage), CO 2 emissions, CH 4 & N 2 O emissions)
      • Waste (municipal waste collection, treatment, hazardous waste)
      • Land use (total land area by country, agricultural area by country, agricultural area by country).
    • European Commission (Eurostat) [4]
  • Biodiversity
    • Groombridge, B & Jenkins, MD 2002. World Atlas of Biodiversity. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center. [5]
  • Energy
    • BP Statistical Review of World Energy [6]
    • The International Energy Agency . Key World Energy Statistics [7]
    • AN Energy Statistics Database [8]
  • Fisheries
    • UN Food and Agriculture Organization. [9]
  • Forests
    • UN Food and Agriculture Organization. [10]
  • Fertilizer
    • International Fertilizer Industry Association [11]
  • Food and agriculture
    • UN Food and Agriculture Organization. FAOSTAT [12]
  • Population
    • United Nations Population Division [13]
    • United Nations Database [14]
    • Population Reference Bureau [15]
    • American Association for Advancement of Science [16]
  • Water
    • International Water Management Institute [17]
    • Stockholm International Water Institute [18]
    • United Nations Environmental Program [19]
    • Global Runoff Data Center [20]

See also

  • Sustainability accounting
  • Sustainability science
  • Sustainability governance
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development


  1. Jump up^ The CIAs World Fact Book. Basic country information.
  2. Jump up^ World Data Center. Columbia University’s CIESIN hosted by NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), provides global environmental and socioeconomic data. CIESIN’s WDC is one of 51 data centers of the World Data Center system of the International Council for Science (ICSU) .The CIESIN WDC, established in 1995, was the first WDC to focus on data at the intersection of the natural and social sciences
  3. Jump up^ United Nations Environmental Indicators
  4. Jump up^ Statistics Division of the European Commission – figures on trade, transport, energy etc.
  5. Jump up^ World Conservation Monitoring Center
  6. Jump up^ Statistical Review of Energy World with interactive charting tool and data from 1965
  7. Jump up^ The International Energy Agency. Key World Energy Statistics
  8. Jump up^ UN Energy Statistics Database
  9. Jump up^ State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture
  10. Jump up^ State of the World’s Forests and Forest Resource Assessment
  11. Jump up^ International Fertilizer Industry Association
  12. Jump up^ FAO. FAOSTAT provides data relating to food and agriculture, trade, consumption and resources. FAOSTAT contains data for 200 countries and more than 200 primary products and inputs. The national version of FAOSTAT, CountryStat, is being implemented in 20 countries and three regions. It offers a two-way bridge among national, national, regional and international statistics on food and agriculture
  13. Jump up^ United Nations Population Division Archived2010-01-07 at theWayback Machine.
  14. Jump up^ United Nations Database
  15. Jump up^ Population Reference Office
  16. Jump up^ AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment
  17. Jump up^ International Water Management Institute
  18. Jump up^ Stockholm International Water Institute
  19. Jump up^ United Nations Environmental Program
  20. Jump up^ Global Runoff Data Center