The problem
Worldwide material consumption reached 92 billion tons in 2017, up more than 250 percent from 27 billion in 1970. The rate of natural resource extraction has accelerated every year since 2000. Urgent action is needed to ensure that current material needs do not lead to overextraction or further degradation of environmental resources. Corporations play a central role in this effort, including through their direct extraction of natural resources (if they are in a natural resource industry), use of natural resources in their internal operations and across their supply chain, and development and adoption of alternatives to high-extraction natural resources (such as alternative fuels)
What this cause is about
natural resources
fossil fuels
natural resources
alternative fuels
UN Sustainable Development Goal 12
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