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UNEP Sets Up Resource Management Think Tank


UN environment agency sets up think tank on resource management

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced the formation of a new global think tank on resource efficiency which is expected to tackle pressing issues including the environmental risks of biofuel production and metal recycling.

The new International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management will provide scientific assessments and expert advice on the use, security and environmental impact of selected products and services worldwide, the agency said in a news release.

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said the new Panel will address the need to break the "links between economic growth and environmental degradation."

It is expected to provide hard scientific and empirical assessments about complex issues and reports which can be read by those in a position to take action, UNEP said.

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