Securing the Future The Role of Resource Efficiency (2010)

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This report quantifies how resource efficiency actions, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, can reduce abstracted water, ecological footprint and the use of specific resources. This research has attempted a novel way of modelling the resource inputs, flows across industrial sectors and the final outputs. In this report, environmental issues have been modelled consistently at the macro-economic level, and represent the first known attempt to incorporate physical data into a model which tracks the movement of materials through the UK economy