Both global economic trends and increasingly internationalised value chains demand a broadened perspective to define resource consumption at a global scale. Our actions and economic activities influence the local resource situation in other regions of the world. In consequence, sustainable resource consumption demands a global approach. ifeu provides guidance and support for ministries, governments and international organisations, facilitating concept development and the realisation of policy goals, strategies and programmes. Our key areas of action include resource efficiency strategies in newly industrialised countries, integrated programmes for waste management and circular economy measures.