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Urban Agriculture’s Potential to Advance Multiple Sustainability Goals - Policy Guidance from the International Resource Panel
This policy guidance serves two purposes: • To highlight key features of urban agriculture taking an urban-rural systems perspective, drawing on a synthesis literature review across regions of the world to address urban ...
Urban Agriculture’s Potential to Advance Multiple Sustainability Goals - An International Resource Panel Think Piece
This Think Piece evaluates to what extent, and in which conditions, urban agriculture can enhance the sustainability of urban-rural food systems and promote a circular economy in cities. It provides an overview of different ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Building Biodiversity: The Natural Resource Management Approach
The Aichi Targets state that governments and natural resource stakeholders ought to, among other commitments, implement plans for sustainable production and consumption. These targets were intended to keep the impacts of ...
Governing Coastal Resources: Implications for a Sustainable Blue Economy
Coastal resources - including fish, minerals and energy - are critical to people, nature and the economy, and are a focus for the emerging sustainable blue economy agenda. Whilst there is no globally agreed definition of ...