Non-Renewable Resources

A non-renewable resource (also called a finite resource) is a natural resource that cannot be readily replaced by natural means at a quick enough pace to keep up with consumption. An example is carbon-based fossil fuel. The original organic matter, with the aid of heat and pressure, becomes a fuel such as oil or gas. Earth minerals and metal ores, fossil fuels (coal, petroleum, natural gas) and groundwater in certain aquifers are all considered non-renewable resources, though individual elements are always conserved (except in nuclear reactions). Conversely, resources such as timber (when harvested sustainably) and wind (used to power energy …

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IMF: International Monetary Fund · 5 June 2024 English

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index. 3. The exhaustibility of the non-renewable resources coupled with global actions to tackle


IMF: International Monetary Fund · 28 May 2024 English

Following the 2022 energy crisis, this paper investigates whether Europe’s ongoing efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions can also enhance its energy security. The global computational general equilibrium model analysis …


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 23 May 2024 English

Natural resources play fundamental roles in our well-being and lives. Oceans, forests, lakes, rivers, and grasslands—and the biodiversity they support—contribute to nourishing us, regulating air quality, cleansing water, and myriad …

Indonesia’s global importance as a producer of non-renewable resources. It ranks among the top producers of timber


UNU WIDER: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research · 21 May 2024 English

WIDER Working Paper 2024/33-Extractive industries: transforming states and improving economic management

revenues are volatile (and finite for non-renewable resources) which poses a risk to subnational government


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 17 May 2024 English

GDP growth suggests sound economic development in Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2020. In contrast, a study of the nation's comprehensive wealth paints a picture of moderate progress at …

risks associated with overreliance on non-renewable resources like oil and gas for development. The growth


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 17 May 2024 English

For decades, national policy-making has focused on GDP, with growth celebrated as the main standard for deciding how well countries are doing. Yet GDP is a short-term indicator that captures …

2.2%. The composition of renewable and non-renewable resources in the MNCI shifted over time. Renewable following years, increased the share of non-renewable resources to 44% in 2020. 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015


EU: European Union · 14 May 2024 English

taxation from labour to the consumption of non-renewable resources, strengthening the EU’s social climate


Nordic Co-operation | Nordic Council & Nordic Council of Ministers · 14 May 2024 English

This Technical Playbook on marine biobased building materials aims to overcome barriers due to lack of technical understanding amongst policymakers and planners. The playbook is designed as a techinical and …

climate change. Moreover, the reliance on non-renewable resources, such as sand and natural stone, leads


ACARA: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority · 6 May 2024 English

The Knowledge and understanding and Skills strands develop the following Civics and Citizenship concepts with increasing complexity across Years 3-6: Identity and diversity: Students understand the factors, including values and …

sustainably allocate and manage renewable and non-renewable resources. Students’ understanding of democratic renewable and non-renewable resources, auditing use of renewable and non-renewable resources in the classroom custodial responsibility First disposal of non-renewable resources in the school and by local government,


UN: The United Nations · 2 May 2024 English

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prospecting, producing and marketing non-renewable resources located on their lands and which could


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