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City-Level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions - Summary
Building upon previous work of the International Resource Panel on Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth, this report examines the potential for decoupling at the city level. While ...
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 ...
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
Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities Crucial for Resource Efficiency and Poverty Eradication
Greening city infrastructure can sustain economic growth while using fewer resources
Resource-Efficient Cities and Transport in Urban Areas
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.
Towards Zero-Pollution Cities: Circular Economy Strategies in Rapidly Industrializing Urban Areas - 637 Chinese Cities Case Study
Air pollution is a global killer and predominantly an urban one, responsible for about 7 million premature deaths worldwide each year. Air pollution by particulate matter (PM) in cities can be reduced through system-based ...
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 ...
Building Better Cities: ASEAN Looks to the Future
The rapid growth of urbanization signals a significant demographic shift that will change the way people live and the way our human settlements function. New infrastructure and systems are needed to support the growing ...
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 ...
Towards Zero-Pollution Cities: Making Mega Cities Resource Efficient, Inclusive, and Low Polluting - Delhi, India Case Study
Delhi, India is typical of many megacities in Asia and Africa, with large populations, swift economic growth that spurs in-migration, and an already stressed built environment with significant underserved populations lacking ...