Assessing Global Resource Use: A System Approach to Resource Efficiency and Pollution Reduction

United Nations Environment Programme ; International Resource Panel (2017)

This report focuses on the state and trends of ‘material’ resource use (biomass, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals), with further types of resources (land/water) and greenhouse gas emissions remaining as major areas for future reports. These material resources are assessed from a systems perspective, in keeping with the analytical framework for assessing how human-nature systems interact:

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