Resource Use

Economy

The Resource Use issue delineates a situation where business and the economy consume resources (e.g., energy, water, land, materials) in a responsible, sustainable and efficient manner in order to keep pace with the needs of a continuously growing global population. The Resource Use issue is underrepresented in the Agenda 2030 and enriched here, perceiving the secure access to resources as one of the key elements in sustainable development.

The GAPFRAME uses two publicly available indicators that serve as current proxies for sustainable management of existing resources. These indicators are: energy intensity (World Bank, 2010-2015) representing cost of primary energy consumption as a percentage of GDP and natural resources depletion (World Bank, 2010-2015) which represents a sum of net forest, energy, and mineral depletion.

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