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Natural Resource Use in the Group of 20: Status, Trends, and Solutions - Indonesia Factsheet
Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth – Factsheet
The remarkable economic and population growth of the 20th century was closely coupled to substantial increases in the extraction and consumption of natural resources, leading to increasingly-damaging negative environmental ...
City-level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions – Factsheet
Global economic production is now concentrated in cities. Some 80% of global GDP is produced in cities on just 2% of the land surface, though cities depend on the flow of resources from near and far. Cities have been growing ...
Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth – Infographic
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”.
How Metals Determine Our Lives
Recycling rates of metals are far lower than potential for reuse. Less than one-third of 60 studied have a recycling rate above 50 per cent, though many are crucial to clean technologies such as batteries for hybrid cars ...
Environmental Risks and Challenges of Anthropogenic Metals Flows and Cycles - Factsheet
The unique properties of metals make them essential for many applications and future global demand is predicted to increase. Given this relevance the report of UNEP’s International Resource Panel on “Environmental Risks ...