Human life requires the use of natural resources. At present, high levels of wealth are associated with the use of a large amount of resources. Against the background of a growing world population and the striving of many developing and emerging countries for increasing prosperity, an increasing number of countries compete with increasing demand for raw materials and other natural resources. Under unsustainable economic systems and management methods, this leads to increasing global and local environmental problems such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity or soil fertility. These in turn threaten human prosperity.
Promoting resource efficiency is a rational approach to respond to changing global developments while increasing economic performance and competitiveness in the country. Countries around the world are increasingly promoting the increase in resource efficiency. Such a development is desired from a German perspective and ProgRess II explicitly mentions political support for the topic in an international context. This requires properly processed and up-to-date information about what is happening in the various countries in the field of resource efficiency policy and this is the goal of MoniRess II, which is based on the results of MoniRess.
German Federal Environment Agency (UBA - Umweltbundesamt)
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Information about the predecessor project MoniRess can be found here.