International Resource Panel

International Resource Panel Report

• International Resource Panel Report says material resource use expected to reach nearly 90 billion tonnes in 2017, and may more than double from 2015 to 2050 • Without greater resource efficiency, Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed • Resource efficiency policies and initiatives can cut resource use 26 per cent, and reduce greenhouse gas…

Pollution Commission

Pollution linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015

• Air pollution is the biggest contributor, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015, while water pollution (1.8 million deaths) and workplace-related pollution (0.8 million deaths) pose the next largest risks. • Almost all pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrializing countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar…