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Resources Fever -Broschure


Global demand for natural resources is increasing. Not only industrialized countries, but also newly industrializing countries such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa increase the pressure on energy sources, metal ores, water and foodstuffs. Record prices on commodity markets and intensified competition for access to raw materials are the result; the fear of dependence and scarcity is growing: The world is in resources fever. Parallel to the fever curve for resource demand, adverse effects on the environment and climate as well as – a direct result – social and political tensions are sharply increasing. It is therefore time to grasp the new “resources debate” as an opportunity for more sustainable use of resources. In “Resources Fever” Öko-Institut states its view on the new debate on resources, defines key challenges and develops – supported by examples from its own activities – strategies for sustainable resource efficiency.

Date:June 30th, 2007
File: ResourceFever_071025.pdf (2.35 MB)
Author/Authors:Fritsche, Uwe R.
Manhart, Andreas
Hermann, Andreas
Buchert, Matthias

Publisher Öko-Institut e.V.

Topics:Smart regulation of resources Renewable raw materials Mineral resources and metals Land management and land consumption