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Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Forty Years of Evidence

Schandl, Heinz; Fischer-Kowalski, Marina; West, James; Giljum, Stefan; Dittrich, Monika A.; Eisenmenger, Nina; Geschke, Arne; Lieber, Mirko; Wieland, Hanspeter; Lenzen, Manfred; Fishman, Tomer


The international industrial ecology (IE) research community and United Nations (UN) Environment have, for the first time, agreed on an authoritative and comprehensive data set for global material extraction and trade covering 40 years of global economic activity and natural resource use. This new data set is becoming the standard information source for decision making at the UN in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, which acknowledges the strong links between sustainable natural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Industrial Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12626


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