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UNEP International Resource Panel Assessment Areas & Reports

IRP investigates the world’s most critical resource issues with a view to developing practical solutions for government policymakers, industry and society. The IRP’s scientific assessments cover the following areas: Decoupling, Cities, Environmental Impacts, Water, Metals, Land and Soils, Food, REDD+ and Trade. 

Bibliographic information for the area reports is listed here.


    The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a world-class, peer-reviewed bimonthly journal owned by Yale University, headquartered at the Center for Industrial Ecology and published by Wiley-Blackwell.  Founded in 1997 and edited by Reid Lifset, the journal publishes cutting edge research and seeks to provide a forum for continuing exchange of information and opinions through contributions from scholars, environmental managers, policymakers, advocates and others involved in environmental science, management and policy.

    The International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems, and facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities.

    The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.

    The Industrial Ecology (IE) Student Interest Group attracts students from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who are interested in industrial ecology. The IE SIG represents a variety of interests, including environmental management, energy, climate change, transportation, and corporate sustainable responsibility, and environmental consulting.

    Each year, the IE SIG organizes social events, field trips, an alumni panel event and guest speakers.  Previous events have included a speaker series on energy by visiting faculty, field trips to Terracycle, and internship panels.  IE students work closely together, inside and outside the classroom, sharing interests, inSIGhts, and lots of pizza.  Want to get involved? Email to get on the IEME mailing list.