Evironmental statistics are drawn from professional and academic bodies, government statisticians, policy makers, administrators and scientists. It is the interface between the different areas of application of environmental statistics and combining these different data sources that creates the challenge facing the environmentalist. There are specialised statistical techniques which have been developed for analysing environmental data; mathematical models designed to integrate large amounts of environmental data into coherent pictures of particular environmental systems; specific problem solving techniques for co-ordinating data collection over large geographical areas and over many dimensions of measurement relevant to environmental issues. There are particular techniques for formulating environmental policies given the nature of the information that has been made available by environmental statistical methods.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.