Knowledge Note

"A strong and global stewardship of nature and biodiversity, a clear commitment to "building back better", creating green jobs and facilitating the transition to a carbon-neutral future, are key elements for building resilient societies."

As expressed by Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), “A strong and global stewardship of nature and biodiversity, a clear commitment to “building back better”, creating green jobs and facilitating the transition to a carbon-neutral future”, are key elements for building resilient societies after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) and the Paris Agreement on climate change remain the roadmap. 

This document provides policy recommendations extracted from the International Resource Panel (IRP)  research over the past 10 years to drive a resource smart recovery, generating socio-economic value while safeguarding the environment. 

This resource is by The International Resource Panel (IRP)  - a science-policy platform created by the United Nations Environment Programme to provide independent, coherent, and authoritative scientific assessments on the use of natural resources and their environmental impacts over the full life cycle. The report contributes to a better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human wellbeing. Visit the website HERE.