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City-Level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions - Summary
Building upon previous work of the International Resource Panel on Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth, this report examines the potential for decoupling at the city level. While ...
The International Resource Panel: 10 Key Messages on Climate Change
This note draws on the findings of the United Nations’ expert panel on natural resources – the International Resource Panel (IRP) – to highlight some key policy-relevant messages on how sustainable management of natural ...
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization
The report presents the first assessment of the resources required at a global scale for the coming wave of urbanization. Using material flow analysis, the analysis of urban form and city organization, the assessment of ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Case Studies
The case studies here presented demonstrate issues of concern and solutions for the sustainable management of natural resources across sectors, and the positive impacts policy and other interventions towards decoupling can ...
City-Level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions – Annex: Case Studies from Selected Cities
These cases were selected to showcase innovative and visionary approaches to sustainable infrastructure change across a broad range of contexts, and are intended to demonstrate the abundance of options available that could ...
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization - Factsheet
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift future urbanization on to a more environmentally sustainable and socially just path. The Weight of Cities suggests a new approach to focus on low-carbon, resource-efficient, ...
Resource-Efficient Cities and Transport in Urban Areas
The International Resource Panel was established in 2007 to provide independent, scientific assessment on the sustainable use of natural resources and the impacts of resource use over the full life cycle.
Towards Zero-Pollution Cities: Circular Economy Strategies in Rapidly Industrializing Urban Areas - 637 Chinese Cities Case Study
Air pollution is a global killer and predominantly an urban one, responsible for about 7 million premature deaths worldwide each year. Air pollution by particulate matter (PM) in cities can be reduced through system-based ...
City-level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions – Factsheet
Global 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 ...
Building Better Cities: ASEAN Looks to the Future
The rapid growth of urbanization signals a significant demographic shift that will change the way people live and the way our human settlements function. New infrastructure and systems are needed to support the growing ...