City-level Decoupling: urban resource flows and the governance of infrastructure transitions

City-level Decoupling: urban resource flows and the governance of infrastructure transitions

This report applies the International Resource Panel report, Decoupling Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth (henceforth the Decoupling Report) to cities. The core argument of the Decoupling Report was that a transition to a green economy will depend on finding ways to sustain economic growth rates without escalating rates of resource use. To achieve this decoupling, appropriate sustainability-oriented innovation will need to be initiated, promoted and applied on a large scale.

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Year

2013

Keywords

Cities

Author(s)

UNEP International Resource Panel

Publication Type

Report