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Food Systems and Natural Resources: Building Resource-Smart Food Systems for Sustainable Development - Factsheet
Food systems fundamentally depend on natural resources, such as land, soil, water, biodiversity, minerals, biomass and fossil fuels. Key statistics show that in many cases these resources are not currently managed sustainably ...
Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluating Systems, Strategies and Tools - Factsheet
Better matching of land use with its sustainable potential is a “no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most ...
Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: An International Resource Panel Think Piece - Factsheet
This International Resource Panel (IRP) Think Piece concludes that both the process of land restoration and rehabilitation, and the restored land, can have significant co-benefits for all the SDGs.
Assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production: priority products and materials - Factsheet
The assessment report identifies priorities amongst global consumption activities, industrial sectors and materials from primary industries in terms of their environmental impacts and their resource use. This can play a ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Factsheet
Due to increasingly complex products metal recycling in the 21st century is becoming a more challenging business. The report of UNEP’s International Resource Panel on “Metal Recycling – Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure” ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Infographic
A global move to a Product-Centric approach, in which recycling targets specific components of a product and devises ways to separate and recover them, is essential. This report addresses the challenges of recycling ...
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 ...
Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century: Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development - Key Insights for Policymakers and Business Leaders [Factsheet]
The mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development particularly in low-income countries, the International Resource Panel says in its latest report.
Natural Resource Use in the Group of 20: Status, Trends, and Solutions
This collection of factsheets from the International Resource Panel, was prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment of Japan and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, as a contribution to the G20 ...