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Working Paper 13: Resource use and resource productivity in Africa

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently released the new “Economic Development in Africa Report 2012”. The report focuses on the dilemma of accomplishing much-needed economic growth while protecting the environment. Africa, as a small player on the global stage in terms of total resource extraction and domestic material consumption, has a [...]

Implications of a persistent low growth path – A Scenario Analysis

Pirgmaier, E., Stocker, A. and Hinterberger F. (2010)
This paper provides the starting point of an ongoing research project that analyses the macroeconomic implications (on employment, consumption, income, public finances, resource use, CO2-emissions etc.) of a persistent low-growth path for the Austrian economy and society.
A persistent decline in economic growth has not yet been [...]

Stakeholder Feedback on MATISSE Sustainable Hydrogen Visions and Pathways: Findings from the June 2007 Hydrogen Stakeholder Workshop

Whitmarsh, L., L. Bohunovsky, J. Jäger and B. Nykvist (2007) MATISSE Working Paper 18 Abstract The stakeholder workshop discussed here is part of an iterative process of consultation and social learning with stakeholder groups in conducting Integrated Sustainability Assessments (ISAs) of sustainable hydrogen and mobility within the MATISSE project. Break-out discussion groups and self-completion questionnaires [...]

Eco-social market economy

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Resource use and resource productivity in Asia: Trends over the past 25 years

Giljum, S., Dittrich, M., Bringezu, S., Polzin, C., Lutter S. (2010)
This working paper provides the first comparative and quantitative assessment of material consumption and resource productivity in Asia between 1985 and 2005. 19 Asian countries were selected for the analysis, together representing more than 90% of GDP in Asia. The study is based on [...]

Resource Use and Resource Efficiency in Emerging Economies: Trends Over the Past 20 Years

Giljum, S., Dittrich, M., Bringezu, S., Polzin, C., Lutter S. (2011)
This Working Paper provides the first comparative and quantitative assessment of material consumption and resource productivity of emerging economies between 1985 and 2005. 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America were selected for the analysis. To facilitate comparison, the emerging economies are divided [...]

Global implications of a European environmental tax reform

Giljum, S., Lutz, C. & Polzin, C. (2010)
European production and consumption activities are increasingly dependent on material and energy resources from abroad and imply significant economic and environmental consequences in other regions around the world. While the overall level of resource use in Europe has stabilised over the past 20 years, the source of [...]

A comprehensive set of resource use indicators from the micro to the macro level

Giljum, S., Burger, E., Hinterberger, F. & Lutter, S.
Due to growth of world population, continued high levels of consumption in the developed world, combined with the rapid industrialisation of countries such as China, India and Brazil, worldwide demand on natural resources and related pressures on the environment are steadily increasing. Renewable resources, and the [...]

(Deutsch) Freier Handel, nachhaltiger Handel – ein Widerspruch? Hintergrundpapier für die Debatte um Handel und nachhaltige Entwicklung nach Johannesburg – A study of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute on behalf of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Material flow analysis on the regional level: Questions, problems, solutions

Hammer, M., Giljum, S., Bargigli, S. & Hinterberger, F. (2003)
NEDS Working Paper. No. 2, 04/2003, Hamburg.
This paper aims at developing a method for applying the framework of material flow accounting and analysis (MFA) on the regional level. Starting from a discussion on the state-of-the-art in MFA on the national level, already published regional [...]


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