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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 ...
176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline
New resource productivity opportunities can save world up to US$3.7 trillion annually and protect future economic growth – study by International Resource Panel
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 ...