PROGRESS TOWARDS THE RESOURCE REVOLUTION

Based on the key outputs of the WRF 2017 conference and the work performed during and after the review process in 2018 we are proud to announce this book entitled ‘Progress Towards the Resource Revolution’ which presents innovations and approaches that support solutions required by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In line with the international developments, the focus of this book is set on: • Policy, governance, and education for sustainable development • Methods, indicators, and design for resource efficiency and sufficiency • Water and regional aspects • Metals, minerals, and materials • Sustainable resource management with personal views and insights from the private sector. Policy conditions provide the umbrella for discussing the transition to circular economy and set the tone of the discussions towards the resource revolution. This includes roadmaps and incentives at regional and international levels. Assessments, metrics used, solutions and communication approaches are also broadly exposed through various national and international cases. Along the policies and tools described the focus is given to climate change as well as on sustainable energy, resources and materials, food and water management related topics. Contributions on secondary resources management such as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) stand out in this book which offer opportunities for generating value and job creation but also poses huge risks if mismanaged as this is the case in the least developed regions of the world. The book further highlights work related to mobility which has growing influence on our lifestyles and great potential to reduce impacts on climate change. Looking forward, this book demonstrates numerous examples from different countries around the world of increasing resource efficiency in various areas, impact categories and value chains and provides recommendations for mitigating climate change (Paris Agreement and SDG 13), making cities more sustainable (SDG 11), improving the accessibility of clean energy (SDG 7) and industrial innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), making consumption and production more sustainable (SDG 12), and protecting marine environment (SDG 14) and land (SDG 15) environments.


Editor(s):
Ludwig, Christian
Valdivia, Sonia
Year:
Mar 30 2019
Publisher:
Paul Scherrer Institute, World Resources Forum
ISBN:
978-3-9521409-8-7
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