Deriving a Pragmatic Target Set for Guiding EU Resource Efficiency Policy Towards 2050
At the World Resources Forum 2013 held in Davos from 7 to 9 October 2013, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach, both of Ecologic Institute, presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. Katharina Umpfenbach introduced a pragmatic set of key targets for guiding EU resource efficiency policy towards 2050. The presentation slides are available online.
This presentation introduces the main objectives of the DYNAMIX project and presents a pragmatic approach to setting five resource related policy targets for the EU in 2050. The targets are proposed to operationalise the general aim of achieving absolute decoupling in the EU. The five key targets covering GHG emissions, virgin metal ores, arable land, freshwater and nutrient surpluses form a limited set of targets that broadly cover the most critical aspects of different types of resource use.