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Building Resilient Societies after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Messages from the International Resource Panel
The world is experiencing an unprecedented moment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For us at the International Resource Panel (IRP) it is also a moment to reflect. This document provides policy recommendations extracted ...
Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future - Summary for Policymakers
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 ...
Sustainable Trade in Resources: Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade - Discussion Paper by UNEP’s Environment and Trade Hub and the International Resource Panel
Research by the International Resource Panel (IRP) has drawn attention to the observed shift in environmental burdens from high-income importing countries to low-income exporting countries, and has called for effective ...
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 ...