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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 ...
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 ...
Food Systems and Natural Resources
The IRP Food Systems and Natural Resources report assesses the current status and dynamics of natural resource use in food systems and their environmental impacts, identifying opportunities to move towards more resource-smart ...
Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material ...
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 ...
Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications - International Resource Panel Report
The findings of the report point out the importance of joining forces for acting now as well as the huge potential that resource efficiency can have, if it is implemented carefully and supported across different sectors ...
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 ...
Worldwide Extraction of Materials Triples in Four Decades, Intensifying Climate Change and Air Pollution (Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity)
Richest countries consume on average 10 times as many materials as world’s poorest. Planet will need 180 billion tonnes of material every year by 2050 if trends continue
Resource-Efficient Cities and Transport in Urban Areas
The International Resource Panel was established in 2007 to provide independent, scientific assessment on the sustainable use of natural resources and the impacts of resource use over the full life cycle.