Our World In Data



Our World in Data (OWID) is an online publication that publishes research and data "to make progress against the world's largest problems." Cybersyn integrates with OWID's environmental databases, restructures the data to an intuitive form, and makes the data joinable across other Cybersyn datasets.

Example topics covered:

  • Carbon dioxide emissions, fugitive emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, methane emissions, and nitrous oxide emissions by country, source, and sector

  • Temperature change by country

  • Energy consumption per dollar by country

  • Carbon intensity of electricity by country

  • Population and GDP by country

Key Attributes

Geographic Coverage


Entity Level

Country, CountryGroup, Continent

Time Granularity


Release Frequency

Annual - time of year varies by variable


Since 1750: Majority of emissions data Since 1252: Population & GDP

As with all Public Domain datasets, Cybersyn aims to release data on Snowflake Marketplace as soon as the underlying source releases new data. We check periodically for changes to the underlying source and, upon detecting a change, propagate the data to Snowflake Marketplace immediately. See our release process for more details.


OWID data encompasses emissions from different countries, sectors, and sources. The data highlights key contributors and changes over time.

Carbon Intensity of Electricity: Carbon intensity of electricity in grams CO2e per kWh by country by year measures how much CO2 it takes to produce a given amount of electricity. Use the data to determine which countries have improved their carbon footprint over time and compare which countries are the most efficient as it relates to carbon emissions from electric use.

EAV Model: All Cybersyn products follow the EAV (entity, attributes, value) model with a unified schema. Entities are tangible objects (e.g. geography, company) that Cybersyn provides data on. All timeseries' dates and values that refer to the entity are included in a timeseries table. Descriptors of the timeseries are included in an attributes table. Data is joinable across all Cybersyn products that have a GEO_ID. Refer to Cybersyn Concepts for more details.

Tables & Sources

Cybersyn Products

Tables above are available in the following Cybersyn data product:

Examples & Sample Queries

Carbon intensity of electricity over time

Benchmark carbon intensity/kWh for the US and UK against that of the European Union.

SELECT geo.geo_name,
FROM cybersyn.our_world_in_data_timeseries AS ts
JOIN cybersyn.geography_index AS geo
  ON (geo.geo_id = ts.geo_id)
WHERE ts.variable_name = 'Carbon intensity'
  AND geo.geo_name IN ('United States', 'United Kingdom', 'European Union')
ORDER BY ts.date;

Errata & Future Improvements

We note known issues and planned future improvements. If you would like to submit a bug report or feature request, email us at support@cybersyn.com


The data in this product is sourced from Our World in Data (OWID), see license.

Cybersyn is not endorsed by or affiliated with any of these providers. Contact support@cybersyn.com for questions.

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