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Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Environment Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Biodiversity > Bird species, threatened 4 2013 170th out of 209
Biodiversity > Fish species, threatened 12 2013 146th out of 209
Biodiversity > GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum 1.32 2008 112th out of 204
Biodiversity > Mammal species, threatened 2 2013 175th out of 209
Biodiversity > Number 1.32 2008 107th out of 197
Biodiversity > Plant species > Higher, threatened 0.0 2013 187th out of 209
CPIA business regulatory environment rating > 1=low to 6=high per million 47.57 2012 3rd out of 80
Climate change > CO2 emissions > Kg per 2000 US$ of GDP $0.70 2010 56th out of 182
Climate change > CO2 emissions > Kt 102.68 2010 194th out of 198
Climate change > CO2 emissions > Kt per 1000 1.96 2010 112th out of 198
Climate change > CO2 emissions > Metric tons per capita 1.96 2010 112th out of 198
Current issues inadequate supplies of potable water; pollution of Majuro lagoon from household waste and discharges from fishing vessels 2011
Emissions > CO2 emissions > Kg per 2000 US$ of GDP $0.75 2007 74th out of 171
Emissions > CO2 emissions > Kt 98.93 2007 186th out of 187
Emissions > CO2 emissions > Metric tons per capita 1.7 2007 109th out of 187
Endangered species > Bird species 5 2008 134th out of 197
Endangered species > Fish species > Number 10 2008 138th out of 197
Endangered species > Higher plant species > Number 0.0 2008 167th out of 197
Endangered species > Mammal species > Number 2 2008 168th out of 197
Pollution > Ozone depleting substance consumption 0.24 2011 142nd out of 164
Pollution > Ozone depleting substance consumption per million people 4.57 2011 53th out of 163
Proportion of land area under protection 3.04% 2012 187th out of 217
Sanitation > Population with improved sanitation > Urban and rural 75.7 2011 117th out of 188
Threatened species 4 1990 151st out of 158
Waste > Local garbage collected 26,000 tonnes 2007 75th out of 76
Waste > Local garbage collected per thousand people 498.56 tonnes 2007 28th out of 72
Waste > Population served by local garbage collection 60% 2007 49th out of 59
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Rural 97.37 2011 69th out of 190
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 94.41 2011 107th out of 194

SOURCES: United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (eds). 2008. FishBase database, www.fishbase.org.; Kiran Dev Pandey, Piet Buys, Ken Chomitz, and David Wheeler's, "Biodiversity Conservation Indicators: New Tools for Priority Setting at the Global Environment Facility" (2006).; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Kiran Dev Pandey, Piet Buys, Ken Chomitz, and David Wheeler's, ""Biodiversity Conservation Indicators: New Tools for Priority Setting at the Global Environment Facility"" (2006).; World Bank Group, CPIA database (http://www.worldbank.org/ida). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and International Union for Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species.; Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (eds). 2008. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org. version (07/2008). Accessed: 28 September 2008.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

Citation

  • Marshall Islands ranked 11 places from the bottom for biodiversity > mammal species, threatened amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Marshall Islands ranked second last for biodiversity > bird species, threatened amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.

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