Progress Towards the Resource Revolution – WRF 2017

Progress Towards the Resource Revolution

Authors: Prof. Dr. Christian Ludwig & Prof. Dr. Sonia Valdivia

Publication date: 2019

Abstract:

The book entitled ‘Progress Towards the Resource Revolution’ is based on key outputs of the WRF 2017 conference and presents 26 selected papers with innovations and approaches that support solutions required by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The book comprises four parts:

Part I – Policy, Governance, and Education for Sustainable Development

Part II – Methods, Indicators, and Design for Resource Efficiency and Sufficiency

Part III – Water and Regional Aspects

Part IV – Metals, Minerals, and Materials

Part V – Sustainable Resource Management – Personal Views and Insights from the Private Sector

All in all, this book demonstrates numerous examples from different countries around the world of increasing resource efficiency in various areas, impact categories and value chains, and provides recommendations for mitigating climate change (Paris Agreement and SDG 13), making cities more sustainable (SDG 11), improving the accessibility of clean energy (SDG 7) and industrial innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), making consumption and production more sustainable (SDG 12), and protecting marine environment (SDG 14) and land (SDG 15) environments.