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on the environment

Key message 4 — SOER synthesis

SOER Message (Deprecated) Last modified 17 Nov 2011, 04:48 PM
Natural resources and waste — Environmental regulation and eco-innovation have increased resource efficiency through a relative decoupling of resource use, emissions and waste generation from economic growth in some areas. However, absolute decoupling remains a challenge, especially for households. This indicates scope not only to improve production processes further, but also to alter consumption patterns to reduce environmental pressures.

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