Activities  Sustainable Resource Use

Managing the growing pressures placed by the world's surging population and industrial and technology-driven development on the planet's natural resources has become an urgent global priority.

UNEP seeks to catalyse regional and global efforts to address emerging environmental challenges and chart a new course for resource consumption that would not jeopardise the earth's life-support systems in the long-term. Yet sustainable use and management of natural resources is impossible without reliable scientific information on their dynamic and changing state. Considering the importance of sound data to achieving sustainability, GRID-Europe's expertise in such tools as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and modelling will provide valuable knowledge and better insights to decision-makers on the impacts of development activities, where current trends may lead and what alternative policies may achieve.