Environmental Impacts

The Working Group on Environmental Impacts provides authoritative, policy-relevant assessments outlining the product groups and materials that contribute the most to environmental impacts and resource scarcity, providing options to decrease these impacts. Its assessments crystallize the latest scientific literature on the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation technologies as well as on the environmental impacts embedded in international trade.

Publications

Priority products and materials: assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production (2010)

Upcoming Assessments

Assessment on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies -analysis from the supply side- (expected in 2014)

Assessment on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies -analysis from the demand side- (expected in 2015)

Assessment on the resource dimensions of international trade (expected in 2014)