News: UK: Meeting the UK climate change challenge: the contribution of resource efficiency
This is the UK’s first research into how resource efficiency can help the UK meet its climate change targets. It shows that making better use of our natural resources could contribute as much as 10% of the target reduction in UK domestic GHG emissions.
Thursday, 5th November 2009
BackgroundCommissioned by WRAP, and conducted by the Stockholm Environment Institute, the research covers UK domestic emissions and those related to our consumption of goods and services imported from abroad.
MessagesIn terms of consumer emissions (including imports), resource efficiency could reduce these by 8% by 2050. Consumption behaviours dominate what can be done on the production side. The report identifies Lifetime Optimisation, Servicisation and Reman & Repair as strategies whose potential exceeds that of waste reduction, recycling and lean manufacturing by a factor of four. Importantly, resource efficiency can achieve all this with no negative impact on UK GDP.
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