17 December 2021
International Resource Panel 2021 Highlights
2021 has been a big year for sustainable resource management. 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...
04 November 2021
COP26: How natural resource management can address biodiversity loss and climate change simultaneously
Nature and biodiversity are declining faster than at any other time in history, with successive major reports highlighting the huge scale of nature loss. 1 million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, many within the next few...
29 September 2021
International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste
On the occasion of the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste (September 29), the International Resource Panel (IRP) joined efforts with different knowledge groups at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to...
14 September 2021
IRP Co-Chairs discuss circular solutions at the World Circular Economy Forum 2021
The annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) brings together policymakers, business leaders and experts from around the world to discuss and present circular economy solutions. This year, the WCEF 2021 is hosted online from Canada on ...
07 July 2021
IRP Co-Chair Janez Potočnik addresses the trends and data needs for SDG 12
Speech as delivered at the SDG 12 Hub virtual launch event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development What are the key trends that we are seeing on SDG 12/SCP at the global level? This audience understands well the importance...
21 June 2021
UNEP, Eurostat, IRP, and UNSD launch the Global Manual on Economy Wide Material Flow Accounting
At the 15th Meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Eurostat, the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the UN Statistics Division (UNSD)...
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...