The International Resource Panel

The International Resource Panel was launched by UN Environment in 2007 to build and share the knowledge needed to improve our use of resources worldwide.

The Panel’s goal is to steer us away from overconsumption, waste and ecological harm to a more prosperous and sustainable future

The Panel consists of eminent scientists, highly skilled in resource management issues. Their reports distil the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic findings around global resource use. They provide advice and connections between policymakers, industry and the community on ways to improve global and local resource management. The Panel includes scientists and governments from both developed and developing regions, civil society, industrial and international organizations.

IRP investigates the world’s most critical resource issues with a view to developing practical solutions for government policymakers, industry and society.

IRP works on a number of key themes: land and soils, decoupling, cities, trade, REDD+, metals, water, food and environmental impacts.

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