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IRP investigates the world’s most critical resource issues with a view to developing practical solutions for government policymakers, industry and society. 


The Panel’s goal is to steer us away from overconsumption, waste and ecological harm to a more prosperous and sustainable future.



Who we are

The International Resource Panel was launched by UN Environment in 2007 to build and share the knowledge needed to improve our use of resources worldwide.


The Panel consists of eminent scientists, highly skilled in resource management issues from both developed and developing regions, civil society, industrial and international organisations. Their reports distil the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic findings around global resource use.

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