IntRESS (Exploring options for global resource use)


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU - European Commission

Duration April 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014

  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)

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  • Giljum, Stefan (Details) Project Head
  • Lutter, Franz Stephan (Details)
  • Schanes, Karin (Former researcher)
  • Wieland, Hanspeter (Details)
 

Abstract (German)

The IntRESS project develops new insights, options and recommendations for international sustainable resource use policies through engaging the scientific community and relevant stakeholders. This should further strengthen the profile of resource efficiency and sustainable resource use issues on the European and international policy agenda.
WU’s Sustainable Resource Use research group contributes particularly to the work on identifying policy targets for sustainable resource use in the area of water consumption. Based on existing approaches to identify environmental thresholds in the area of water, such as the Water Exploitation Index or the Water Stress Index, the WU team further specifies targets building on work on global flows of water calculated with global, environmental-economic input-output models. Part of WU’s task is also to organize an international expert workshop ….


Abstract (English)

The IntRESS project develops new insights, options and recommendations for international sustainable resource use policies through engaging the scientific community and relevant stakeholders. This should further strengthen the profile of resource efficiency and sustainable resource use issues on the European and international policy agenda.
WU’s Sustainable Resource Use research group contributes particularly to the work on identifying policy targets for sustainable resource use in the area of water consumption. Based on existing approaches to identify environmental thresholds in the area of water, such as the Water Exploitation Index or the Water Stress Index, the WU team further specifies targets building on work on global flows of water calculated with global, environmental-economic input-output models. Part of WU’s task is also to organize an international expert workshop ….

Partners

  • Commission of the European Communities - European Union

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