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Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption and Production: Priority Products and Materials
This report focuses not on the effects of environmental pressure, but on its causes. It describes pressures as resulting from economic activities. These activities are pursued for a purpose, to satisfy consumption. ...
Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply
This report explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of sustainability across different scales: from the sustainable management of soils on the ...
Green Energy Choices: The Benefits, Risks and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Technologies for Electricity Production - Summary for Policy Makers
(United Nations Environment Programme, 2015)
This report presents an assessment of the impacts of nine main electricity production technologies on human health, ecosystem health and resource use, taking a life-cycle approach. It covers coal and gas with and without ...
Towards Sustainable Production and use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels
This report provides an overview of the key problems and perspectives and use of biofuels. It is based on an extensive literature study, taking into account recent major reviews. The focus is on so-called first generation ...