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...
23 July 2020
New policy briefs from UNEP Regional Office in Latin America and the Caribbean use IRP data to promote circular economy
The United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office in Latin America and the Caribbean has developed a series of policy briefs "Articulating social and environmental policy for post-COVID-19 recovery" which suggest policy recommendations...
17 June 2020
IRP Delivers Messages on UNCCD 2020 Desertification and Drought Day Global Observance Event
The International Resource Panel (IRP) Co-Chair Janez Potočnik and Expert Panel Member Dr. Jeff Herrick were invited by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to record a video for the 2020 Desertification and Drought Day...
17 March 2020
Webinar in Spanish: Resource Efficiency and Climate Change
The great potential of resource-efficient strategies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has increasingly been recognized. In this context, the International Resource Panel was invited to present the main findings from its recent...
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...