Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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The selected weblinks below link to organizations, initiatives and resources that are relevant for the development and environment topics covered by the ACP Observatory. Please contact us if you want us to include a relevant weblink here.



European Commission (EC)

EC Joint Research Centre (JRC)

EC Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid (DEVCO)

European External Action Service

Secretariat of the ACP Group of States

Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN) Country Profiles

Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSnet) Country Profiles – Connecting the Development Community is the European Commission’s primary online knowledge sharing platform on development, external cooperation and policy. Launched in 2009 it now has over 8500 members including staff from EuropeAid and other European Commission directorates, the European External Action Service, EU Member States, partner governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.


Land & Inland Water

EC JRC European Soil Portal (incl. Soil Atlas of Africa and Soil Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean)

EC JRC / UNEP World Atlas of Desertification (WAD)

Observatory for the Forests of Central Africa (OFAC)

EC JRC AquaKnow Knowledge Sharing Platform on Water Sector Related Issues

More coming soon...


Coastal & Marine

UNEP-WCMC Ocean Data Viewer

EC JRC Global Marine Information System (GMIS)

FAO Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profiles

Sea Around Us Project Country Profiles

Global Fishing Watch

More coming soon...



Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP)

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Map of Life (MOL): Putting biodiversity on the map

IUCN / UNEP-WCMC World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)

EC JRC Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA)

NatureServe’s Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard Project

Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network

Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI)

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Global Forest Watch (GFW)

HP EarthInsights


Atmosphere & Climate

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

UNEP Ozone Secretariat

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles

The World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP)

The World Bank CCKP Climate, Impacts and Vulnerabilities by Country

The World Bank / GFDRR Climate Risk and Adaptation Country Profiles

The World Bank / The Nature Conservancy Climate Analysis Tool

The Nature Conservancy Climate Wizard

WRI Climate Data Explorer CAIT 2.0

CGIAR CCAFS Downscaled General Circulation Model Data Portal

EC JRC / PBL Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR)

US Department of Energy Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)

Yale University Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Germanwatch Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index (CRI)


Natural Hazards

CRED EM-DAT International Disaster Database

UN / EC Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

EC / ECMWF Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS)

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

IASC HEWSweb Humanitarian Early Warning Service

UNISDR DesInventar Disaster Information Management System

UNISDR Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

UNISDR / UNEP/GRID-Geneva PREVIEW Global Risk Data Platform

UNISDR PreventionWeb Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

UN OCHA ReliefWeb Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster Information

UNDP GRIPWeb Global Risk Information Platform

UNU-EHS World Risk Index and World Risk Report


Human Presence

The World Bank – Country At-a-Glance Tables

More coming soon...


Food Security

World Food Programme (WFP)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Food Security Statistics

FAO Food Security Indicators

FAO Food Insecurity, Poverty and Environment Global GIS Database (FGGD)

FAO Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS)

EC JRC Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit – Bulletins for Food Security

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – Global Hunger Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – Global Food Security Index

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

Food Security Cluster (co-led by FAO and WFP)

Food Security Portal (facilitated by IFPRI)



European Union (EU) Aid Explorer

EU JRC eConservation: Mapping biodiversity conservation projects

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

Open Aid Partnership (OAP)