This index is aimed at those looking for figure-based, factual data on topics related to environment. I therefore mostly did not reference associative or activist sites. I also avoided sites containing no quantitative data, unless I am not aware of any other better reference on the topic.
If a topic is not listed under the expected letter, please do use the search feature of your web browser (typically shortcut is Ctrl-F) as you may find it listed elsewhere.
If you run into a dead link, please let me know! Of course you can send me your site suggestions.
Biodiversity : World Resource Institute
Cartography “on demand” : The University of Sherbrooke (French only) proposes a tool to show the world distribution as a function of many parameters.
Climatology : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate modelling : Hadley Centre
CNRS : The “French National Scientific Center” publishes articles about varied topics.
European Environment Agency : EEA
Energy : US Energy Information Agency (USA)
Energy : International Energy Agency (There is often a fee to get the datas)
Ecology : Oeko-Institut (German Reseach Institute)
Food and Agriculture Organisation : FAO
Forests : World Resource Institute.
France : IFSTTAR. French Institute of science and technology for transports, development and networks.
France : IFREMER. French Research Institute for Exploitation of the SeaDatas about French littoral.
France : INSEE. French Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.
France : Sandre. Datas on water use in France
Geology : An excellent popularization website by a canadian professor of the Université Laval, Pierre-André Bourque (French only).
Hurricane : Specialised section of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
Industrial accidents : United Nations Datas.
Motor vehicule : CFCA (French only) Data base about motor vehicle world sales.
Environment Ministries : South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brasil (Portuguese only), Canada, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, USA, France (French only), Great Britain, Greece, Hungary (Some pages in english), India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italia (Italian only), Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico (Spanish only), Norway, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand (Thaï only).
Nuclear energy : UNSCEAR. United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effect of Atomic Radiation.
OECD : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. A big database about OECD countries.
Population : INED. National French Institute on Demographic Studies. Datas on any country of the world.
Radioactivity : United Nations Scientific Comittee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).
Radioactivity : A good popularization website.
United Nations FrameWork Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC has a database about GHGs emission of different countries.
World Resource Institute : WRI has a database on varied topics (water, ecosystems, forests, climate change, energy…). Very rich website.
Water : Pacific Institute. Some contextual datas on ressources and uses around the World.
Water : International Office for Water. Essentially paper books to order online, alas…