UNEP MFA


Type Research Project

Duration Feb. 1, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)

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Abstract (German)

In this project the research group Sustainable Resource Use collaborates with partner institutions in Germany and Australia to set up a global database on worldwide material extraction. The data compilation builds on the principles of economy-wide material flow analysis (EW-MFA). The dataset comprises data for all countries of the world and the years 1990-2010. In the second part of the project, on the basis of the dataset a UNEP report on global resource sue and efficiency will be compiled.


Abstract (English)

In this project the research group Sustainable Resource Use collaborates with partner institutions in Germany and Australia to set up a global database on worldwide material extraction. The data compilation builds on the principles of economy-wide material flow analysis (EW-MFA). The dataset comprises data for all countries of the world and the years 1990-2010. In the second part of the project, on the basis of the dataset a UNEP report on global resource sue and efficiency will be compiled.

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