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Resource efficiency metrics - EV0277

This study aims to develop a set of indicators to understand the changing resource productivity in the UK in a way that has more policy relevance. This document sets out initial findings and suggests how the research can be further developed. In particular, it:
• develops and calculates a carbon-based metric of resource efficiency;
• looks into decomposition of the metric by sector to enable comparisons across sectors;
• shows how well the metric indicates the extent of decoupling of raw material consumption from economic activity.
The document also sets out a work plan for a comparison of carbon intensity of materials and products over their lifetime.
To explore indicators of material resource efficiency, develop a carbon based metric to measure this and to consider future work to compare carbon intensity of materials and products over their lifetime.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Resource Efficiency Metrics   (6900k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2017

To: 2018

Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Resource Use              
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production