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Advancement of Resource Policy

Advancement of Resource Policy

The project "Advancement of Resource Policy" develops new communicative approaches for fostering a broad societal debate on resource efficiency. The final report is available for download.

A growing world population, continued economic growth and increases in consumption in developed and developing countries lead to a significant increase of global resource use. This entails massive economic, ecological, social and security implications. Hence, resource efficiency is an economic, ecological and social imperative.

The project "Advancement of Resource Policy" aims at developing starting points for an overarching strategic concept to initiate a broad social debate on resources and resource efficiency.

The Ecologic Institute and the Wuppertal Institute pursue these goals in two parts:

Part 1 is lead by the Ecologic Institute and is conceptual-scientific in nature, aiming at the exploration of communication strategies; while part 2 targets the maintenance and evolution of the "Network Resource Efficiency" – implemented by the Wuppertal Institute and building upon the results from part 1.

On 27 June 2011, the 7th network conference took place in Berlin in the context of part 2. Max Grünig (Ecologic Institute) presented preliminary project results within the theme "Good Practice – successfully disseminating knowledge on resources":
Starting points for an overarching strategic concept to initiate a broad social debate on resources and resource efficiency [pdf, 323 KB, German].

The final report [pdf, 1.5 MB, German] is available for download.


Funding
Partner
Partner
Duration
February 2011 to July 2011
Project ID
2232
Keywords
resources, resource efficiency, businesses, industry, consumer, sustainability, Europe, Germany