17 June 2020
IRP Delivers Messages on UNCCD 2020 Desertification and Drought Day Global Observance Event
The International Resource Panel (IRP) Co-Chair Janez Potočnik and Expert Panel Member Dr. Jeff Herrick were invited by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to record a video for the 2020 Desertification and Drought Day...
17 March 2020
Webinar in Spanish: Resource Efficiency and Climate Change
The great potential of resource-efficient strategies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has increasingly been recognized. In this context, the International Resource Panel was invited to present the main findings from its recent...
19 February 2020
The Secretariat of the International Resource Panel welcomes Ms Merlyn Van Voore as the new Head
Ms Merlyn Van Voore has been appointed Head of the Secretariat of the International Resource Panel. She took up duty on 17 February 2020. The International Resource Panel was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme in...
20 January 2020
International Resource Panel 2019 Highlights
2019 has been a big year for resource efficiency. 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 overview of the...
12 December 2019
IRP presents new work on resource efficiency and climate change at the COP25 in Madrid
This week, the International Resource Panel (IRP) presented new work on the connections between resources and climate at the COP25 in Madrid. The IRP Summary for Policymakers “Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies...
26 November 2019
New work areas, and a new country member, for the IRP
The International Resource Panel, meeting in Bled, Slovenia, this month, endorsed a range of new study areas, and welcomed a new country to its Steering Committee. These included the socioeconomic implications of resource efficiency and circular...
11 November 2019
Call for bolder approach to saving resources
International Resource Panel Co-Chair Janez Potocnik and the Head of the World Economic Forum's Circular Economy Initiative Antonia Gawel have released a joint article that calls for more and bolder action for a circular economy. "Only wholesale...
09 October 2019
World Resources Forum looks at natural resource governance
“Making Natural Resource Governance Fit for the 21st Century” is the theme of this year’s World Resources Forum, to be held in Geneva on 23-24 October. The Forum provides the opportunity to continue the emerging dialogue on how we manage our...