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Responsible Resource Management for a Sustainable World: Findings from the International Resource Panel
This synopsis highlights key findings from the following reports of the International Resource Panel: A) Priority products and materials: assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production; B) Decoupling ...
Policy Coherence of the Sustainable Development Goals: A Natural Resource Perspective
(United Nations Environment Programme, 2015)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim, by 2030, to end human deprivation worldwide. They represent a coherent, collective vision of a better future for all and provide a framework by which progress towards this ...
Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply - Summary for Policymakers
This report was produced by the Land and Soils Working Group of the International Resource Panel. It explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want
The Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework is one type of systems approach that can be used to analyse how society is using natural resources and the various implications of this use. This report is ...
UN Calls for Urgent Rethink as Resource Use Skyrockets
Resource extraction has more than tripled since 1970, including a fivefold increase in the use of non-metallic minerals and a 45 per cent increase in fossil fuel use. By 2060, global material use could double to 190 billion ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Scenarios Infographic
Through a combination of resource efficiency, climate mitigation, carbon removal, and biodiversity protection policies, this report finds that it is feasible and possible to grow economies, increase well-being and remain ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Case Studies
The case studies here presented demonstrate issues of concern and solutions for the sustainable management of natural resources across sectors, and the positive impacts policy and other interventions towards decoupling can ...
Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Development: Key Messages for the Group of 20
The International Resource Panel is honoured to provide scientific insight to the Resource Efficiency Dialogue of the Group of 20. This short document summarizes some of the work done by the IRP in this field, particularly ...
Food Systems and Natural Resources: Building Resource-Smart Food Systems for Sustainable Development - Infographic
This document highlights findings from the report on "Food Systems and Natural Resources" and should be read in conjunction with the full report.
Transformation to a Sustainable World
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.