Almost €2 trillion would be poured into the global economy every year if resource efficiency was boosted, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme released 16 March 2017.
The report, backed by research from the International Resource Panel, showed that efficient use of the world’s natural resources will mean big money for the next generations.
A more sustainable use of materials and energy would also keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, in line with the UN Paris Agreement, the report added.
“This is an environmental win-win,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, about the report findings.
“By making better use of our planet’s natural gifts, we will inject more money into the economy to create jobs and improve livelihoods. At the same time we will create the necessary funds to finance ambitious climate action,” Solheim added.
Læs rapporten fra FN’s Environmental Programme her.