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Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ can Support a Green Economy: Summary for Policy Makers
This summary report highlights key findings from the report of the international resource panel: building natural capital: How REDD+ can support a Green Economy. It should be read in conjunction with the full report.
Measuring water use in a green economy
Water is an essential resource for virtually all aspects of human enterprise, from agriculture via urbanization to energy and industrial production. Equally, the many uses for water create pressures on the natural systems. ...
Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy
This report advocates placing REDD+ into a larger planning framework that should involve multiple influences (especially those driving deforestation, albeit sometimes inadvertently). This framework would go beyond forests ...
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 ...
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 ...
Smarter Use of Resources can add $2 Trillion Annually to Global Economy
Resource efficiency can bring annual economic benefits larger than Italy's GDP. If current trends continue, annual resource use per capita will grow by over 70 per cent by mid-century. The 2050 level of resource use could ...
Re-thinking Production to Boost Circular Economies
Value-retention practices such as remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair, and direct re-use could cut industrial waste by between 80 and 99 per cent in some sectors. Greenhouse gas emissions could fall by 79 to 99 per cent ...
Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution: Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy - Key Insights for Policy Makers
Re-thinking how we manufacture industrial products and deal with them at the end of their useful life could provide breakthrough environmental, social and economic benefits. Adopting value-retention processes is a win-win ...
Green Energy Choices: The Benefits, Risks and Trade-offs of Low-Carbon Technologies for Electricity production – Factsheet
Rising energy demand and efforts to combat climate change require a significant increase in low-carbon electricity generation. Yet, concern has been raised that rapid investment in some novel technologies could cause a new ...
Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Transitions in the ASEAN Region: A Resource Perspective - Summary for Policymakers
Drawing from the conclusions in the forthcoming global report of the International Resource Panel “The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization” this regional report aims to support policy makers by ...