At Stockholm+50, the IRP is organizing the side event "Natural Resource Use for a Healthy Planet and Human Prosperity" together with the European Environment Agency and SYSTEMIQ.

Unsustainable natural resource use is driving the triple planetary crisis, compounded by COVID-19. To stay within planetary boundaries and ensure wellbeing for future generations, deep transformation in resourcing societal wellbeing is needed, and possible. A systemic transition to sustainable consumption and production can deliver human wellbeing outcomes, improve quality of life, and lower resource use and its environmental impacts, through inclusive, climate- and nature-positive, resilient pandemic recovery strategies.

At United Nations Environment Assembly-6 (UNEA-6), in 2024, UNEP’s International Resource Panel (IRP) will publish its flagship report, the Global Resources Outlook 2024 (GRO24) as requested by UNEA-4, building on the successful GRO19, which was used by global policymakers, and UN partners. In GRO24, humanity’s relationship with resource use will be explored through the lens of human needs and the nutrition, mobility, built environment, and energy systems delivering them. It will examine inclusive policies which can make sustainable consumption and production a reality.

In this event, the IRP’s Co-Chairs, and GRO’s lead author will engage with key stakeholders, especially policymakers, youth and science leadership, to show how the transition can be achieved by sharing emerging messages, and crowdsourcing innovative examples. The resource solutions highlighted will pave the way to achieving a healthy planet and prosperity for all.

Moderator: Urmi Goswami (The Economic Times)


  • Hans Bruyninckx (European Environment Agency)
  • Janez Potočnik (International Resource Panel)
  • Izabella Teixeira (International Resource Panel)
  • Kehkashan Basu (Green Hope Foundation)