Green economies around the world? Implications of resource use for development and the environment: new report

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 4 January 2013

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(2013), "Green economies around the world? Implications of resource use for development and the environment: new report", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 14 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2013.24914aaa.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Green economies around the world? Implications of resource use for development and the environment: new report

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 14, Issue 1

A report released by SERI is the first to analyse the development of material flows for all countries worldwide between 1980 and 2008. The report points out global dynamics during the past 30 years which suggest economic growth has generally entailed increased material extraction and consumption. Although most countries made improvements in material productivity, the current amount of used materials and the continued unequal distribution of consumption between different world regions are far from being sustainable. The report takes a look at the future and discusses “business as usual” scenarios as well as elements required for a global change towards more sustainable patterns of material use. Further details can be seen at: http://seri.at/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/green_economies_around_the_world.pdf

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