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Resource efficiency: Potential and economic implications: Summary for Policy-Makers
The assessment demonstrates that because many areas of resource use are rela vely ine cient, the poten al for resource e ciency is tremendous. This is supported by the results of the modelling undertaken for this study, ...
Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is “Decoupled” from Economic Growth, says International Resource Panel
Demand for water set to outstrip supply by 40 per cent, highlighting urgent need to improve how humans use the precious resource
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 ...
‘Whole System’ Approach Needed to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting
Appropriate management of natural resources at centre of solutions to climate change, says International Resource Panel
Soaring Demand for Metals Calls for Rethink of Recycling Practices, Says International Resource Panel
Raising recycling rates through product-centric approach can mitigate negative environmental impacts
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
Recycling of ‘Specialty Metals’ Key to Boom in Clean-Tech Sector from Solar and Wind Power to Fuel Cells and Energy Efficient Lighting
Big energy and greenhouse gas savings also possible from upping recycling rates of iron and copper says new UN Environment report
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 ...
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”.