Modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption

This study aimed to provide a quantitative analysis of different EU resource productivity targets, defined as GDP per unit of raw material consumption (RMC) by modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption. Our role was to develop an RMC indicator and to assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of implementing targets to reduce material consumption, as defined by RMC. The results were used in developing the EU’s Resource Efficiency Roadmap.

The final project report can be found here.

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Hector Pollitt Director, Head of Modelling