Updated Free UNEP Geo Data Portal

This United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Geo Data portal has been around awhile but has recently become even more user friendly. It is one of those key
sites that you might rely on for key global data to analyze in ArcGIS. You can also use it as a web-based mapping service over the web.

The GEO Data Portal offers free, fast, and easy access to a wide range of statistical and geospatial data sets. The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.

Its online database holds more than 450 different variables, as national,
sub-regional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets
(maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions,
Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs,
data tables or download the data in different formats, including SHP, CSV,

The UNEP portal:

Article about the portal:


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