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Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options - Summary for Policy Makers
The report highlights existing technological possibilities, for developing and developed countries, and their economic advantages. It shows that there is growing evidence that decoupling will be one of the next big ...
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 ...
Food Systems and Natural Resources: Building Resource-Smart Food Systems for Sustainable Development - Infographic
This document highlights findings from the report on "Food Systems and Natural Resources" and should be read in conjunction with the full report.
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want
The Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework is one type of systems approach that can be used to analyse how society is using natural resources and the various implications of this use. This report is ...
Responsible Resource Management for a Sustainable World: Findings from the International Resource Panel
This synopsis highlights key findings from the following reports of the International Resource Panel: A) Priority products and materials: assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production; B) Decoupling ...
Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century: Gearing Extractive Industries towards Sustainable Development
The report calls for moving beyond the established paradigm of the ‘Social License to Operate’, towards a new governance reference point that enables public, private and other relevant actors in the extractive sector to ...
Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply - Summary for Policymakers
This report was produced by the Land and Soils Working Group of the International Resource Panel. It explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of ...
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 ...
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 Coherence of the Sustainable Development Goals: A Natural Resource Perspective
(United Nations Environment Programme, 2015)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim, by 2030, to end human deprivation worldwide. They represent a coherent, collective vision of a better future for all and provide a framework by which progress towards this ...