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City-level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions – Factsheet

dc.contributorInternational Resource Panelen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorInternational Resource Panelen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T08:46:03Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T08:46:03Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/31446
dc.descriptionGlobal economic production is now concentrated in cities. Some 80% of global GDP is produced in cities on just 2% of the land surface, though cities depend on the flow of resources from near and far. Cities have been growing steadily over the past 150 years, and by 2007 over half of the world’s 7 billion people lived in urban settlements. By 2050, more than 6 billion people (about 70% of the world’s population at that time) are expected to be living in cities, with most growth in developing countries. The key resource flows that support cities are finite, so sustainable economic development will depend on decoupling growth from escalating resource use and ensuring equitable distribution of the resulting benefits. UNEP’s International Resource Panel (IRP) has reported that innovation in infrastructure is already improving resource management in many cities, with ample opportunities for wider application.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofIRP Reportsen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectCITIESen_US
dc.subjectGOVERNANCEen_US
dc.subjectURBAN DEVELOPMENTen_US
dc.subjectURBAN PLANNINGen_US
dc.subjectURBAN HOUSINGen_US
dc.subjectPHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTUREen_US
dc.titleCity-level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions – Factsheeten_US
dc.typeFactsheetsen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen_US
wd.tagsCitiesen_US
wd.topicsResource efficiencyen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber2 p.en_US


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