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Connecting the Dots: Climate Action & Resource use Efficiency

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Connecting the Dots: Climate Action &  Resource use Efficiency
Year: 2024
Language: English
Country: Multi-country
Technical Advisory Brief

Unsustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP) are the root causes of the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. It is widely accepted that minimisation and efficiency of resource use across supply chains of products and services can avoid a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions, both directly and indirectly. SCP and Circular Economy offer significant opportunities for Pacific countries to meet their development challenges due to resource constraints and remoteness. Increasing material use efficiency provides opportunities to address these challenges while significantly contributing to climate action, as material production is a leading source of emissions. This intervention has the ambition to explore the potential opportunities to deploy SCP and circular economy strategies and options to strengthen the climate ambition of Pacific countries while addressing their unique sustainable development challenges. Creating a higher level of synergies among the policies and strategies of material use, climate, and resilient economic growth is the core of this intervention.