Brussels Debate: Global Resources Outlook 2024

When: 25 April 2024, 10:00AM – 11.30AM CEST
Where: UN House, Boulevard du Régent 37-40, 1000 Brussels (Conference room, 7th floor).

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This event will gather civil society and key EU partners in Brussels to discuss the findings of the Global Resources Outlook 2024, launched on 1 March in 2024.

More unified and determined than ever, the scientific community is emphasizing the urgent need for immediate global transformation towards the sustainable use of resources.

The 2024 edition of the Global Resources Outlook sheds light on the crucial role of resources for the effective implementation of Agenda 2030 and multilateral environmental agreements to tackle the triple planetary crisis.

Building on more than 15 years of work by the International Resource Panel, this report includes scientific assessments and input from countries, a vast network of stakeholders and regional experts in the field.

Key Findings:

  • Increasing resource use is the main driver of the triple planetary crisis.
  • High-income countries use six times more materials per capita and are responsible for ten times more climate impacts per capita than low-income countries.
  • Climate and biodiversity impacts from material extraction and processing greatly exceed targets based on staying within 1.5 degrees of climate change and avoiding biodiversity loss.


10.00 – 10.05
Welcome and opening, Veronika Hunt Safrankova, Head of UNEP Brussels Office

10.05 – 10.35
Key report findings, Janez Potocnik, Co-chair of the International Resource Panel

10.35 – 11.25
Discussion with an intervention from European Commission, Janyl Moldalieva, UNEP, and Patrizia Heidegger, EEB

11.25 – 11.30


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