There is a number of websites providing global and environmental data that could be visualized and used.
Most general and known are:
- World-Bank data website:
World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.
- United Nations data website:
UNdata is an internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. On 15.06.2015 there have been 34 databases and 60 million records.
- United Nations UNEP data website:
The Environmental Data Explorer 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 500 different variables, as national, subregional, 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.
Hint: The data from World-Bank tends to be more up-to-date and include less typos than data from the UN. Sometimes the provided data is redundant.