Measuring resource efficiency in regions ? Concepts and recommendations for policy and business
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The 5th World Sustainability Forum (Basel, Switzerland)
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Resource efficiency has become one of the main sustainability related topics. At the macro level, increasing resource efficiency safeguards resources over the long-term, at the micro level, resource efficiency is viewed as a strategy aimed at reducing both material costs and environmental burdens.
The principal objective of this project is to depict the resource efficiency for Upper Austria by using selected key indicators. For the first time, the indicators ?Regional Material Consumption?, ?Regional Material Input? and ?Regional Raw Material Consumption? are calculated on a regional basis (for Upper Austria). Subsequently, the regional resource efficiency is displayed by comparing the gross regional product (GRP) with the Regional MBasweaterial Consumption.
In addition, industry-specific productivity indicators are calculated for individual business sectors which allow a comparison between different business sectors as well as a comparison of single companies with the sectoral average in terms of a benchmarking.