Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Summary for Policymakers

United Nations Environment Programme ; International Resource Panel (2019)

Modelling undertaken by the International Resource Panel shows that with the right resource e ciency and sustainable consumption and production policies in place, by 2060 growth in global resource use can slow by 25 per cent, global gross domestic product could grow 8 per cent – especially for low- and middle-income na- tions – and greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by 90 per cent compared with projections for continuing along historical trends. Such projections are based on the understanding that growth rates in emerging and oth- er developing economies must be balanced by absolute reductions in resource use in developed countries.