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Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution: A Report of the Water Working Group of the International Resource Panel - Summary for Policy Makers
Global trends point to a relative decoupling of water – that is, the rate of water resource use is increasing at a rate slower than that of economic growth. The Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and ...
International Trade in Resources: A Biophysical Assessment
(United Nations Environment Programme, 2015)
The availability and accessibility of natural resources is essential for human well-being. Natural resources are unevenly distributed, and the limits to their availability in many parts of the world are becoming increasingly ...
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 ...
Green Technology Choices: The Environmental and Resource Implications of Low-Carbon Technologies - International Resource Panel Report
This report provides a comprehensive global-scale assessment of the benefits, risks, and trade-offs of energy efficiency technologies and their combined effects when deployed alongside low-carbon electricity supply ...
Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: An International Resource Panel Think Piece - Factsheet
This International Resource Panel (IRP) Think Piece concludes that both the process of land restoration and rehabilitation, and the restored land, can have significant co-benefits for all the SDGs.
Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - An International Resource Panel Think Piece
In this think piece, we recognize that land is one of Earth’s most important and limiting resources, that its inefficient and inappropriate use continues to result in degradation, and that degradation does and will have ...
Assessing Global Resource Use: A System Approach to Resource Efficiency and Pollution Reduction
This report focuses on the state and trends of ‘material’ resource use (biomass, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals), with further types of resources (land/water) and greenhouse gas emissions remaining as major ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want
The Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework is one type of systems approach that can be used to analyse how society is using natural resources and the various implications of this use. This report is ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Summary for Policymakers
Modelling undertaken by the International Resource Panel shows that with the right resource e ciency and sustainable consumption and production policies in place, by 2060 growth in global resource use can slow by 25 per ...