IRP - Assess the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

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International Resource Panel (IRP)

The International Resource Panel (IRP) commits to support the implementation of the Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IRP is a science-policy platform set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2007 to build and share the knowledge needed to improve our management of natural resources worldwide. Under this commitment, IRP will provide independent, coherent and authoritative scientific assessments of the sustainable use of natural resources and in particular their environmental impacts over the full life cycle and contribute to a better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation.

The commitment will result in a scientific basis for actions to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation. The provided information will facilitate the choice of environmentally friendly technologies and production systems as well as the adaptation or design of necessary institutional processes that contribute to a sound economic and social development.

The commitment falls under focus area 1 of the Batumi Initiative to improve the measurement and valuation of natural capital. 

Implementing partners will include the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and World Resources Forum (WRF).

The commitment is relevant to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.