Announcing Vital Signs Online

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From the boardroom to the classroom, Vital Signs Online is an essential tool to bring your research or presentation to the next level.

Good decision making is based on hard data and insightful analysis that helps you minimize risks and maximize success. Vital Signs Online brings this together in one place, providing data over time along with concise and thoughtful analysis of the most critical global trends for business leaders, policymakers, students, and engaged citizens.

Vital Signs Online is an interactive, subscription-based system that provides hard data and research-based insights on the sustainability trends that are shaping our future—all in one place.


An annual subscription to Vital Signs Online includes:

  • Unlimited access to more than 30 sustainability trends in five categories: Food & Agriculture; Energy & Transportation; Environment & Climate; Global Economy & Resources; and Population & Society
  • Worldwatch’s highly respected, clear analysis for each trend
  • Presentation-ready charts and graphs that can be customized
  • Excel spreadsheets that allow data manipulation for instructional and comparative purposes according to personal or organizational needs
  • Full endnote referencing