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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 ...
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.
Towards Sustainable Production and use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels - Summary
This report was produced by the Working Group on biofuels of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management. It provides an overview of the key problems and perspectives toward sustainable production and use ...
Governing Coastal Resources: Implications for a Sustainable Blue Economy - Summary for Policymakers
This report identifies the numerous pathways through which land-based activities generate impacts on coastal resources, acknowledging that they can differ, depending on the location, type, condition and resilience of ...
Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Summary for Policymakers
Growing concern about assuring affordable, equitable and environmentally sustainable access to natural resources is well founded. Global use of natural resources has accelerated during the past decade and emissions and ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Summary
A Product-Centric approach is necessary to promote metals recycling in the 21st century. This means the application of economically viable technology and methods throughout the recovery chain to extract metals from the ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal Stocks & Recycling Rates
This booklet summarizes the first two reports of the Global Metals Flows Group - Metal Stocks in Society: Scientific Synthesis and The Recycling Rates of Metals: A Status Report. UNEP's International Resource Panel for ...
Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future - Summary for Policymakers
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 ...
Assessing Global Resource Use: A System Approach to Resource Efficiency and Pollution Reduction - Summary for Policymakers
This interim report of the International Resource Panel provides a first glimpse at a new evidence base that can inform precisely this kind of integrated policymaking. It presents up-to-date information on material resources ...
Re-defining Value: The Manufacturing Revolution - Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy. Summary for Policymakers
This report highlights processes that contribute to the Circular Economy shift by retaining the value of the products within the system, through the extension of their useful life. The report applies the value-retention ...