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Indicators for a Resource Efficient and Green Asia and the Pacific

Measuring Progress of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Green Economy and Resource Efficiency Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: March 2017
  • Page count: 152
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 17.III.D.25

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ISBN: 9789280734553
ISBN: 9789210602242

About the product

This report paints a clear picture of the path taken by the countries in the region over the past 40 years in their resource use. Today, the region dominates global resource use, comprising more than 50 per cent and consumption is rapidly rising as economies grow, infrastructure is built and the middle class expands. But even accounting for economic growth, resource efficiency in the region lags far behind the rest of the world, and varies dramatically between countries. As an illustration, developing countries in the region use an average of 5kg of resources for every dollar they produce, ten times that used by industrialized countries. This report seeks to identify where to achieve resource efficiency in a high-tech age.