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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
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
International Trade in Resources: A Biophysical Assessment - Factsheet
International trade is indispensable in enabling countries to meet demand for vital resources, which are not available, accessible or affordable domestically. However, it is precisely the attendant impact trade has on ...
Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution - Factsheet
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 ...
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
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 ...
Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Transitions in the ASEAN Region: A Resource Perspective
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 ...
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization
The report presents the first assessment of the resources required at a global scale for the coming wave of urbanization. Using material flow analysis, the analysis of urban form and city organization, the assessment of ...