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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 – Annex: Case Studies from Selected Cities
These cases were selected to showcase innovative and visionary approaches to sustainable infrastructure change across a broad range of contexts, and are intended to demonstrate the abundance of options available that could ...
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 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
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization - Factsheet
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift future urbanization on to a more environmentally sustainable and socially just path. The Weight of Cities suggests a new approach to focus on low-carbon, resource-efficient, ...