Efficiency of Natural Resources Will Reduce GHG Emissions 74%

Bogor, June 14, 2016

Efficient utilizing of natural resources will reduce GHG emissions by 74%. In addition, increasing the efficient utilization of natural resources is also beneficial for the economy. This was revealed in the summary report "Resource Efficiency: Economic Potential and Implications" by the International Resource Panel (IRP), which was delivered at a meeting of the Environment Ministers G7 in Toyama, Japan, May 15, 2016.

Since 2007, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has organized a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the management of natural resources from the developed countries that are members of the G7. Full versions of news report by UNEP will be launched later this year.

According to the IRP analysis, the extraction of natural resources will increase from 85 billion tons to 186 billion tons in the next 35 years. However, if the world is able to reduce the extraction of natural resources by 28% by 2050, global greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 74% from 2015 levels.

The report also highlighted the potential for an increase in global gross domestic product by 1% if the world managed to reduce the extraction of natural resources. When combined, climate change mitigation actions and the efficient utilizing of natural resources will create jobs and boost economic output as the target of the Paris Agreement and SDG (Sustainable Development Goals).

 

Source: hijauku.com (160516)

 

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