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Sustainable use of natural resources: An essential solution to climate change


Why does sustainable management of natural resources matter for climate change? During this side event, the International Resource Panel (IRP) will explain synergies between decarbonization and the decoupling of natural resource use from economic growth. It will also present key policy-relevant messages on how to select the clean, safe and sustainable low-carbon energy technologies.


Nordic Council of Ministers’ Pavilion: New Nordic Climate Solutions
“Blue Zone”, Hall 2B, Room 65 – COP21, Le Bourget, Paris



Opening by the Nordic Council of Ministers

Moderator: Ligia Noronha, Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and  Economics (DTIE)

What is the sustainable mix of low-carbon energy technologies to meet 2°C target?

Presentation of the Green Energy Choices: The benefits, risks, and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production

Edgar Hertwich, lead author of the report, expert member of the International Resource Panel and Professor at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Q&A session

How can sustainable management of natural resources contribute to combating   climate change?

Presentation of The International Resource Panel: 10 Key Messages on Climate Change

Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel; Former European Commissioner for the Environment.

Q&A session

Closing remarks by Ligia Noronha 

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Zura Nukusheva-Béguin