SYSTEMIQ is currently supporting the International Resources Panel (IRP, www.resourcepanel.org ) to define its strategy for 2018-2021, with the overall ambition to significantly increase the impact IRP has on the science-policy interface in the area of resource efficiency and productivity.

IRP was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme in 2007 to provide independent, coherent and authoritative scientific assessments relevant to policy on the sustainable use of natural resources and, in particular their environmental impacts, as well as contribute to a better understanding of how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation. It includes leading scientists and governments from both developed and developing regions.   

IRPs research and insights are increasingly being used by leading bodies such as the G7, G20 and UNEA. Given the world-class quality research it delivers, the ambition exists to step up its overall reach and relevance in the area of policy making related to resource use. SYSTEMIQ is helping IRP to explore engagement models with new audiences such as the private sector, and deepening its ongoing outreach activities.

Through this work, SYSTEMIQ is supporting the required system change through the international science – policy interface.