RIC Founding Member, Nabil Nasr, named to United Nations panel dedicated to world’s natural resources: Sustainability leader to head International Resource Panel’s efforts around remanufacturing

by Derek Guest

Source: RIT News

Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability and founding member of the Remanufacturing Industries Council, has been named a member of a United Nations panel dedicated to protecting use of the world’s natural resources.

The United Nations Environmental Program's (UNEP) International Resource Panel, widely considered the most authoritative scientific forum for scientists and experts working in the area of natural resource management, was launched in 2007 to build and share knowledge toward improving the use of resources worldwide.

The panel consists of eminent scientists, highly skilled in resource management issues. Their reports distill the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic findings around global resource use. The panel's goal is to steer people away from over-consumption, waste and ecological harm to a more prosperous and sustainable future.

In addition to reports around global resource use, the panel provides advice and connections between policymakers, industry and the community on ways to improve global and local resource management. It is comprised of scientists and governments from both developed and developing regions with the goal of steering the planet away from over-consumption, waste and ecological harm toward a more prosperous and sustainable future.

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