Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) was created with the initial support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Belgian Government. The initiative aims to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as provide an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.
EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 22,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to the present day. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.
UNSD disseminates global environmental statistics with indicators compiled from a wide range of data sources, on ten themes: Air and climate; biodiversity; energy and minerals; forests; governance; inland water resources; land and agriculture; marine and coastal areas; natural disasters; and waste.
Difunde estadísticas ambientales globales con indicadores compilados a partir de una amplia gama de fuentes de datos, sobre diez temáticas: Aire y clima; biodiversidad; energía y minerales; bosques; gobernanza; recursos hídricos continentales; tierra y agricultura; zonas marinas y costeras; desastres naturales; y residuos.