Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options


9 June 2014

Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options - edie.net

The urgency for decoupling, escalating resource use and environmental degradation from economic growth is now widely acknowledged by policy- makers, industry leaders and civil society. Indeed, it has become a key issue in the on-going deliberations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In its first Decoupling report published in 2011, UNEP's International Resource Panel Panel shows that breaking the link between human well-being and resource consumption is necessary and possible but in reality is hardly happening.

In this follow-up report - 'Decoupling 2' - the Panel highlights existing technological possibilities and opportunities for both developing and developed countries to accelerate decoupling and reap the environmental and economic benefits of increased resource productivity.




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resource security | renewables | european commission



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