22 May 2022
International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22nd 2022 marks the International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme of this year’s day is “Building a shared future for all life”, highlighting that biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better. There is a...
14 April 2022
The IRP has now launched an expanded and updated version of the Global Material Flows Database!
The UNEP IRP Global Material Flows Database reports extraction and direct trade of raw materials, indirect trade flows (including material footprints), as well as intensities derived from these material measures at global, regional and national...
16 March 2022
IRP Co-Chair Janez Potočnik addresses food system resilience and sustainability
On March 16th 2022, Forum for the Future of Agriculture hosted the event “Transatlantic dialogue on agri-food system resilience and sustainability”. The event focused on the value of transatlantic collaboration to increase the resilience and...
23 February 2022
Launch of the IRP Think Piece "Urban Agriculture's Potential to Advance Multiple Sustainability Goals"
On February 23rd, UNEP and the International Resource Panel officially launched Urban Agriculture’s Potential to Advance Multiple Sustainability Goals - An International Resource Panel Think Piece. This Think Piece evaluates to what extent, and in...
17 December 2021
International Resource Panel 2021 Highlights
2021 has been a big year for sustainable resource management. The International Resource Panel's findings on natural resource use have been referred to and used in policymaking at international, regional, and national levels. Here is a quick...
04 November 2021
COP26: How natural resource management can address biodiversity loss and climate change simultaneously
Nature and biodiversity are declining faster than at any other time in history, with successive major reports highlighting the huge scale of nature loss. 1 million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, many within the next few...
29 September 2021
International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste
On the occasion of the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste (September 29), the International Resource Panel (IRP) joined efforts with different knowledge groups at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to...
14 September 2021
IRP Co-Chairs discuss circular solutions at the World Circular Economy Forum 2021
The annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) brings together policymakers, business leaders and experts from around the world to discuss and present circular economy solutions. This year, the WCEF 2021 is hosted online from Canada on ...