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Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material ...
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 ...
Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Development: Key Messages for the Group of 20
The International Resource Panel is honoured to provide scientific insight to the Resource Efficiency Dialogue of the Group of 20. This short document summarizes some of the work done by the IRP in this field, particularly ...