IRP members are internationally recognized scientists with skills in:

  • harvesting and extraction of resources,

  • production (including cleaner production, life-cycle analysis and eco-design),

  • consumption and recycling (including material flows) and

  • socio-economic policies, incorporating resource economics, policy and trade.

Their task is to develop scientific assessments on the environmental impacts of human resource use throughout the full life-cycle, and advise on ways to reduce those impacts.

They help to develop the programme of work and highlight important research opportunities within their respective international, regional and national networks. They have extensive links with scientists around the world in specific areas of sustainable resource management, who can contribute to the IRP’s work.

View the Panel member profiles here.