In the context of an unprecedented strain on natural resources and increasing negative environmental impacts, this paper outlines the urgency of a new economic paradigm in order to achieve a more sustainable development path. This shift will involve moving away from focusing on labour productivity (the traditional determinants of growth) to resource productivity (an important modern innovation that will ensure sustainable growth).
This Interactive Library aims to facilitate information exchange between stakeholders interested in resource efficiency. A solid and comprehensive information base is needed to create the required integrated policy approach.
Stakeholders are invited to share their resource efficiency related views, findings and reports and/or to browse through the Library.