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176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline
New resource productivity opportunities can save world up to US$3.7 trillion annually and protect future economic growth – study by International Resource Panel
Managing and Conserving the Natural Resource Base for Sustained Economic and Social Development: A Reflection from the International Resource Panel on the establishment of Sustainable Development Goals aimed at Decoupling Economic Growth from Escalating Resource Use and Environmental Degradation
Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth – [Presentation]
We are using unsustainable amounts of the Earth’s natural resources. We need to improve the rate of resource productivity (“doing more with less”) faster than the economic growth rate. This is the notion behind “decoupling”.
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 ...
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
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 ...
Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels - [Factsheet]
Biofuels have received much attention from decision-makers in government and industry, and of the wider public worldwide. As the number of publications devoted to this renewable source of energy is expanding rapidly, it ...
Assessing Global Resource Use: A System Approach to Resource Efficiency and Pollution Reduction - Factsheet
Better and more efficient production and use of natural resources can be one of the most cost-efficient and effective ways to reduce impacts on the environment (including pollution) and advance human well-being.
With Resource Use Expected to Double by 2050, Better Natural Resource Use Essential for a Pollution-Free Planet
International Resource Panel Report says material resource use expected to reach nearly 90 billion tonnes in 2017, and may more than double from 2015 to 2050. Without greater resource efficiency, Sustainable Development ...
Building Resilient Societies after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Messages from the International Resource Panel
The world is experiencing an unprecedented moment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For us at the International Resource Panel (IRP) it is also a moment to reflect. This document provides policy recommendations extracted ...