16 June 2021
IRP Shapes Its Strategic Direction in Its 27th Meeting
The 27th Meeting of the International Resource Panel (IRP) took place virtually from 31 May to 4 June 2021. The opening remarks were delivered by the head of UNEP’s New York Office, Dr. Ligia Noronha who commended the work of the IRP in setting the...
10 June 2021
IRP invites leading thinkers to explore ‘what does the global future hold’ in a series of webcasts
As part of the scenario co-development process that informs the scenario modeling work for the Global Resources Outlook 2023, the International Resource Panel (IRP) held eight webcast episodes between 10 May and 10 June 2021. During these...
19 March 2021
Consultations on the Food Value Chain based on the IRP-One Planet Network SCP Task Group
Building on the findings of the joint task group of the International Resource Panel and the One Planet network presented in the report “Catalysing science-based policy action on sustainable consumption and...
09 March 2021
IRP Co-Chair Izabella Teixeira addresses the new gender plan of action on biodiversity for International Women’s Day
International Resource Panel Co-Chair and former Brazilian Minister of Environment, Ms. Izabella Teixeira, delivered a speech at the informal preparatory session of the Third meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Subsidiary Body on...
26 February 2021
IRP Co-Chair Janez Potočnik presents the Benefits of Circular Economy
A UN webinar on The Benefits of a Circular Economy for Achieving Climate Objectives and Recovering Better took place on February 25th as a pre-event of the World Circular Economy Forum and COP26 Climate Conference. This event was co-hosted by...
11 February 2021
Task Group of IRP and One Planet network releases final report for UNEA5
In advance of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly, the Task Group of the One Planet network and International Resource Panel (IRP) has released its final report showcasing the ‘Value-Chain Approach,’ a methodology for science-based policy...
23 October 2020
IRP First Virtual Biannual Meeting Welcomes High-level UNEP and UNDP Representatives
UNEP Executive Director, Ms. Inger Andersen, delivered opening remarks ‘International Resource Panel: a new era of social and economic prosperity’ (read her opening remarks here) at 26th Meeting of the International Resource...
13 November 2020
Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Full Report Launch at UNFCCC Race to Zero Dialogues
Emissions from the production of materials like metals, minerals, woods and plastics more than doubled in 1995 - 2015, accounting for almost 25% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. This is equivalent to the total GHG emissions from...