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Task Group on catalysing science-based-policy action on SCP

Task Group on catalysing science-based-policy action on SCP:                           

The science is clear on the need to decouple economic growth from natural resource use, and the positive impacts this would have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting biodiversity and driving socio-economic development.

 Yet this evidence does not always reach key decisions makers in a way that is relevant and actionable.

 Our stakeholders, whether governments or businesses, need comprehensive and tailored information to help identify priorities, implement strategies, and monitor impacts around the sustainable management of natural resources. 

 To meet this need, the United Nations Environment Assembly has requested that the One Planet network and the International Resource Panel form a task group to catalyse science-based-policy action on sustainable consumption and production. 


Goals of the task group:

The task group will identify key points of intervention on resource use across value-chains in the resource-intensive sectors of Construction, Agri-Food and Textiles. The task group will also demonstrate the role that natural resources and SDG 12 play in achieving agreed international objectives on climate, biodiversity and sustainable development.


The task group will work with the research of the International Resource Panel and translate this into materials that can be practically utilised by governments and other partners in the One Planet network, including:

  • key messages that are comprehensible, action-oriented and evidence-based, prioritising action and mobilising support on SCP;
  • concise briefs on the role of natural resources in a key agendas such as climate and biodiversity;
  • communication material based on the above outputs.

The results of the Task Group will be presented at the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2021.


Full Terms of Reference of the Task Group are available here





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