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Sand and Sustainability: Finding New Solutions for Environmental Governance of Global Sand Resources

dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-03T11:06:44Z
dc.date.available2019-05-03T11:06:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/28163
dc.descriptionSand and gravels are the unrecognised foundational material of our economies. They are mined the world over, with aggregates accounting for the largest volume of solid material extracted globally (Peduzzi, 2014; Beiser, 2018). At the same time, these materials cannot be produced from our terrestrial, riverine and marine environments in quantities needed to meet demand from a world of 10 billion people without effective policy, planning, regulation and management. Such actions remain largely unaddressed by decision makers in public or private sectors. It is time to challenge the paradigm of infinite sand resources through constructive dialogue and solution-finding. This report aims to be the starting point from which a productive global conversation on sand extraction can begin.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectSANDen_US
dc.subjectSAND RESOURCESen_US
dc.subjectCONSTRUCTION INDUSTRYen_US
dc.subjectSUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTIONen_US
dc.subjectSUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIONen_US
dc.titleSand and Sustainability: Finding New Solutions for Environmental Governance of Global Sand Resourcesen_US
dc.typeReports and Booksen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructureen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Productionen_US
wd.tagsBuildingsen_US
wd.tagsSustainable Developmenten_US
wd.topicsEnvironmental governanceen_US
wd.topicsExtractivesen_US
wd.topicsResource efficiencyen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber56 p.en_US


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