UNEP’s International Resource Panel (IRP) will hold it's second biannual meeting of the year in Paris. The core objectives of the meeting will be to review the progress in the preparation of the on-going assessment reports of the IRP, examine new study proposals, and explore the policy-relevance of the Panel’s new findings. During the meeting, some operational matters, communications plan, budget and new IRP Policies and Procedures will be discussed. 

In addition, two side-events will be held as part of the meeting: 

- A National Science-Policy Dialogue: Reducing our Resource Dependence to Enhance Human Well-Being with French stakholders

- A High-level Dialogue between Scientists, Industry Leaders and Policy-makers: “Sustainable Resource Management: Business Opportunities and Economic Potential”