• Submitted by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Topic: Sustainable consumption and production
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  • Date of completion: 2022-12-31
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Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
International Partnership for Sustainable Resource Management


Government of Canada - Natural Resources Canada
Government of China - SEPA
Government of Egypt - Environmental Affairs
Government of European Community - DG Environment
Government of Finland - Ministry of Environment
Government of Germany - BMU
Government of Hungary - Ministry of Environment and Water
Government of Italy - Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Government of Japan - MoE
Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
Government of Norway - MoE
Government of Russian Federation - Ministry of Natural Resources
Government of South Africa - Department of Environment Affairs and Tourism
Government of United Republic of Tanzania - Vice President's Office (Environment)

Major Groups:
International Council for Science (ICSU) (France)
The World Conservation Union (IUCN) (Switzerland)
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) (Switzerland)

UN System:
UNEP DTIE (France)

Description/achievement of initiative

The Partnership's objective is to provide coherent and authoritative scientific assessments on the environmental impacts of resource use over the full life cycle. This will contribute to a better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from resource use and resource use from environmental degradation, and in particular of ways to increase resource-efficient economic growth, of ways to reduce the identified impacts, and of ways to stimulate sustainable innovation.

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