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Resource Experts Urge Re-Think to Build Better Cities
2.4 billion people likely to move to urban areas globally before 2050. At least 200 new cities will be built in Asia in the next 30 years. Urban demand for resources could rise by 125 per cent without intervention
Transformation to a Sustainable World
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.
Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century: Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development - Key Insights for Policymakers and Business Leaders [Factsheet]
The mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development particularly in low-income countries, the International Resource Panel says in its latest report.
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization - Summary for Policymakers
The proportion of the global population living in cities and towns is expected to rise from 54 percent in 2015 to 66 percent by 2050; which will result in a significant expansion of existing cities, as well as the construction ...
Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century: Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development - Summary for Policymakers and Business Leaders
This report discusses practical actions to improve the international governance architecture for mining to enhance its contribution towards sustainable development. The proposals include reaching an international consensus ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Scenarios Infographic
Through a combination of resource efficiency, climate mitigation, carbon removal, and biodiversity protection policies, this report finds that it is feasible and possible to grow economies, increase well-being and remain ...
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 ...
Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Transitions in the ASEAN Region: A Resource Perspective - Summary for Policymakers
Drawing from the conclusions in the forthcoming global report of the International Resource Panel “The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization” this regional report aims to support policy makers by ...
Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future - [Factsheet]
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 ...
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization - Factsheet
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift future urbanization on to a more environmentally sustainable and socially just path. The Weight of Cities suggests a new approach to focus on low-carbon, resource-efficient, ...