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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Policy Options to Eliminate Additional Marine Plastic Litter By 2050 Under the G20 Osaka Blue Ocean Vision: An International Resource Panel Think Piece [Factsheet]
Plastic litter entering the ocean is increasing, the impacts of plastic pollution on marine and coastal ecosystems are worsening, and our increasing understanding of the negative impacts of plastic pollution on human health ...
Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels - [Factsheet]
Biofuels have received much attention from decision-makers in government and industry, and of the wider public worldwide. As the number of publications devoted to this renewable source of energy is expanding rapidly, it ...
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 ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Factsheet
Due to increasingly complex products metal recycling in the 21st century is becoming a more challenging business. The report of UNEP’s International Resource Panel on “Metal Recycling – Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure” ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Infographic
A global move to a Product-Centric approach, in which recycling targets specific components of a product and devises ways to separate and recover them, is essential. This report addresses the challenges of recycling ...