Title Keywords Stock Number Year ISBN
     
homepage about earthprint distribution how to order
Keep up to date with our latest titles by subject area that most interest you: click here
accounts
africa
Agriculture
Air Pollution
Animals
Biodiversity
Business and Sustainable Development
Cement
Chemicals
Children
Climate
Conservation
Desertification
Disaster Prevention
Earth Sciences
Eco-efficiency
Economic and Social Development
Economics
Ecosystems and Habitats
Education
Energy
Environment and Sustainability
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Awareness
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Governance
Environmental Management
Environmental Politics
Environmental Science
Finance
Fisheries
Food and Nutrition
Forestry
General
Globalization
Governance
Green Economy
Health and Environment
Impact Assessment
Industry & Environment
Information Systems
Land
Law
Mountains
Natural Resources
Natural Sciences
Nature
NGOs and Institutions
Oceans and Seas
ok
Ozone
Participation and Training
Plant Resources of Tropical Africa
Plants
Policy and Planning
Poverty
Protected Areas
Recycling
Renewable Energy
royal
Species
Statistics
Sustainable Development
test123
Tourism
Trade
Transportation
Urban Environment and Development
Waste Management
Water
Our Environmental Policy
Privacy Statement
Returns Policy
Your Security
You are here: product details  
Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth
 
 
UNEP 2011 Price: USD $50.00
Binding: Paperback 152 Pages
Stock Number: DTI/1388/PA
ISBN: 9789280731675
Ships in: 1-2 days
Publication Type = Book
Author:
  QTY  
Print Version
   

By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year three times its current appetite unless the economic growth rate is decoupled from the rate of natural resource consumption.

Developed countries citizens consume an average of 16 tons of those four key resources per capita (ranging up to 40 or more tons per person in some developed countries). By comparison, the average person in India today consumes four tons per year.

With the growth of both population and prosperity, especially in developing countries, the prospect of much higher resource consumption levels is far beyond what is likely sustainable if realized at all given finite world resources, warns this report by UNEPs International Resource Panel.

Already the world is running out of cheap and high quality sources of some essential materials such as oil, copper and gold, the supplies of which, in turn, require ever-rising volumes of fossil fuels and freshwater to produce. Improving the rate of resource productivity (doing more with less) faster than the economic growth rate is the notion behind decoupling, the panel says.

That goal, however, demands an urgent rethink of the links between resource use and economic prosperity, buttressed by a massive investment in technological, financial and social innovation, to at least freeze per capita consumption in wealthy countries and help developing nations follow a more sustainable path.

 
0 items: USD $ 0.00
 
view cart checkout
Enquiry Desk
Do you need any assistance before you order? simply contact us at
enquire@earthprint.com
 
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Programme
Earthprint
Library
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme
 World Business Council for Sustainable Development
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Center for International Forestry Reasearch
Center for International Forestry Reasearch
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Foundation
 
We accept the following cards online, click here for more information
 
     
© Copyright Earthprint Ltd. All rights reserved. Website Designed & Maintained By Global Images ltd