International Resource Panel 2011Theme(s): Decoupling and Resource Flows
Project Leader(s): Prof Mark Swilling
This report introduced the concept of decoupling as a lens through which to understand how economies might continue to grow in a manner that is less environmentally harmful. It explained the types of decoupling, and looked at trends in resource use. It also considered three potential scenarios for future resource use.
Associated student-led projects:
- Robinson, B. 2011. Decoupling infrastructure services from unsustainable resource use: Cases from Cape Town. MPhil Thesis, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.
- Hyman, K. 2011. Economic development, decoupling and urban infrastructure: the role of innovation for an urban transition in Cape Town. MPhil Thesis, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.