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...
20 August 2019
What is an acceptable level of use of the planet's resources?
Just what is sustainable use of the planet’s natural resources? And how can knowledge of acceptable levels of resource use be translated into management targets? These are two of the questions considered in a new paper by International Resource...
31 July 2019
New e-course aims for a more resource-efficient world
What is resource efficiency? How can we measure it? And why is it important for sustainable development? If you are curious about the answers to these questions then a new e-learning course might be of interest to you. The course was developed to...