Worldwatch Launches Vital Signs Online

Washington, D.C.-Worldwatch Institute announced today the launch of Vital Signs Online, an interactive, subscription-based tool designed to provide busy decision makers and researchers with data-driven analysis on the most important sustainability trends that are shaping our future. The system is intended for use in strategic planning, understanding world events, or as a reference source for presentations and reports.

The new Vital Signs Online system will allow the Worldwatch research team to update global sustainability trends as data becomes available and will provide subscribers with a host of online tools and resources previously unavailable.

All of the trends in Vital Signs Online include clear analysis and are placed in historical perspective. New trends cover emerging hot topics-from global carbon emissions to green jobs-while trend updates provide the latest data and analysis for the fastest changing and most critical trends today. Every trend includes full datasets and complete endnote referencing.

A subscription includes:

  • Access to more than 40 global trends in five categories:
    • Energy & Transportation
    • Environment & Climate
    • Food & Agriculture
    • Global Economy & Resources
    • Population & Society
  • More than 24 new or updated trends each year, released bi-monthly
  • Concise, unbiased, data-driven analysis by authoritative researchers
  • Presentation-ready charts and graphs
  • Excel worksheets for data manipulation and comparative analysis
  • Full endnote referencing

Trends will be available through a one-year unlimited subscription or on an individual basis. The price is $195 for a one-year subscription (nonprofit rate is $125) and individual trends are $19.95. For more information, please visit

For bi-weekly e-mail updates with a preview of each new trend as it is released, sign up for our Vital Signs Newsletter.