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September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.

June 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization report calls for a new strategy for 21st Century urbanization, and presents the parallel actions on urban planning, sustainable design, resource-efficient components, and infrastructure for cross-sector efficiency that are required for a transition towards low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially just cities.
June 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)
The Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Transitions in the ASEAN Region: A Resource Perspective report highlights five strategic infrastructure pathways for resource-efficient and inclusive urban development.
May 2017
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

This report, the first international assessment of this type, investigates the life-cycle environmental and natural resource implications of large-scale deployment of energy efficiency technologies.

May 2016
International Resource Panel (IRP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This report Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications has been produced by the UNEP’s International Resource Panel in response to a request by leaders of the G7 nations in the context of efforts to promote resource efficiency as a core element of sustainable development.
November 2015
International Resource Panel (IRP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Rising energy demand and efforts to address climate change require a significant increase in low-carbon electricity generation. Yet, concern has been raised that rapid investment in some novel technologies could cause a new set of environmental problems.

October 2015
International Resource Panel (IRP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report is an exploration of the role of international trade in increasing resource efficiency, reducing environmental impact and promoting equitable and inclusive growth. The value of international trade has increased over six-fold and its volume more than doubled between 1980 and 2010.

April 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

This report was produced by the Decoupling Working Group of the International Resource Panel.

March 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

This report advocates placing REDD+ into a larger landscape scale planning framework that can, and should, involve multiple sectors (especially those that are driving deforestation, sometimes inadvertently).

December 2013
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Global land use plays a central role in determining our food, material and energy supply.

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