Sustainable Resource Management:
Your Attention to Non-Energy Resources
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
- The UNEP International Resource Panel was established in 2007 which aims to contribute to better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation. To this end, the panel takes an independent, coherent approach to providing authoritative, scientific assessments of policymaking on sustainable use of natural resources, and specifically on environmental impacts that resources have over entire life cycles. These activities are closely linked to international environmental policy initiatives on consumption of goods/services and waste management such as the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (the Marrakech Process), the 3R Initiative, which was ratified at the 2004 G8 summit following Japan's proposal, and the OECD Sustainable Materials Management programme.
- The first plan was revised in 2008, and the second plan is currently in force. The third plan is expected to be announced in 2013.