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    Global Innovation Index

    The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII), in its 7th edition this year, is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO, an agency of the United Nations, UN).

    Innovation Union Scoreboard

    The Innovation Union Scoreboard is an instrument of the European Commission, developed under the Lisbon Strategy and revised after the adoption of the Europe2020 Strategy to provide a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of EU Member States.
    The measurement framework used in the Innovation Union Scoreboard distinguishes between 3 main types of indicators and 8 innovation dimensions, capturing in total 25 different indicators.

    Green Transition Scoreboard

    The scoreboard presents the amount of investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, green construction, water management, green R&D and Cleantech - on the global level
    (Source: Retrieved: 21/4/2015)

    Global Cleantech Innovation index

    The Global Cleantech Innovation Index explores which countries currently have the greatest potential to produce entrepreneurial cleantech start-up companies that will commercialise clean technology innovations over the next 10 years
    (Source: Retrieved: 21/4/2015)

    Governments environmental and energy R&D appropriations and outlays (% of GDP)

    Government Budget Appropriations or Outlays on Research and Development (GBAORD) data show how much governments spend on research and development, as a proportion of total gross domestic product (GDP). The data is available broken down by the socio-economic objectives of the research and development, and by the type of initiative which has received funding. Funded sectors include government establishments, business enterprise, private non-profit, higher education and international organisations. The data is also available in a range of national currency units.

    Fossil fuel subsidies

    This indicator offers data about subsidies for fossil fuels. The information is provided in form of proportion rates of the full cost of supply in percentage. Its differentiates between coal, oil, gas and electricity. Also subsidies as amount per citizen, total subsidies as share of GDP and average subsidies rate are provided. (

    Nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments

    The indicator measure the number of nights spent at establishments intended to shelter tourists. "A tourist accommodation establishment is defined as any facility that regularly or occasionally provides short-term accommodation for tourists as a paid service (although the price might be partially or fully subsidised)."

    (From,, accessed 06.05.2015)

    Median equivalised net income

    The median equivalised net, or disposable income, is the median of total income of all households, after tax and other deductions, that is available for spending or saving, divided by the number of household members converted into equivalised adults; household members are equalised or made equivalent by weighting each according to their age, using the so-called modified OECD equivalence scale.