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Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluating Systems, Strategies and Tools - Factsheet
Better matching of land use with its sustainable potential is a “no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most ...
Food Systems and Natural Resources: Building Resource-Smart Food Systems for Sustainable Development - Factsheet
Food systems fundamentally depend on natural resources, such as land, soil, water, biodiversity, minerals, biomass and fossil fuels. Key statistics show that in many cases these resources are not currently managed sustainably ...
Food Systems and Natural Resources: Building Resource-Smart Food Systems for Sustainable Development - Infographic
This document highlights findings from the report on "Food Systems and Natural Resources" and should be read in conjunction with the full report.
Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: An International Resource Panel Think Piece - Factsheet
This International Resource Panel (IRP) Think Piece concludes that both the process of land restoration and rehabilitation, and the restored land, can have significant co-benefits for all the SDGs.
Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution - Factsheet
Global trends point to a relative decoupling of water – that is, the rate of water resource use is increasing at a rate slower than that of economic growth. The Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and ...
Assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production: priority products and materials - Factsheet
The assessment report identifies priorities amongst global consumption activities, industrial sectors and materials from primary industries in terms of their environmental impacts and their resource use. This can play a ...
Governing Coastal Resources: Implications for a Sustainable Blue Economy [Factsheet]
The report draws together an evidence base that demonstrates beyond question the need for enhanced governance coordination between terrestrial activities and marine resources.
Sustainable Trade in Resources: Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade - Factsheet
While the contribution of international trade in fuelling economic expansion has long been recognised, its impact on the environment is more ambiguous. Trade can prove damaging to the environment by boosting overall resource ...
Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution: Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy - Factsheet Industry
Re-thinking how we manufacture industrial products and deal with them at the end of their useful life could provide breakthrough environmental, social and economic benefits. Adopting value-retention processes is a win-win ...
Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future - [Factsheet]
This report conducts a rigorous assessment of the contribution of material efficiency to GHG abatement strategies. More concretely, it assesses the reduction potential of GHG emissions from material efficiency strategies ...