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AcknowledgementsEditor: International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, WorkingGroup on the Environmental Impacts of Products and Materials: Prioritization andImprovement OptionsLead authors: Edgar G. Hertwich, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,Ester van der Voet, Leiden University, Sangwon Suh, University of California, SantaBarbara, Arnold Tukker, TNO and NTNUContributing authors: Mark Huijbregts, Radboud University Nijmegen, PawelKazmierczyk, EEA, Manfred Lenzen, University of Sydney, Jeff McNeely, IUCN,Yuichi Moriguchi, National Institute of Environmental Sciences JapanJanet Salem and Guido Sonnemann, UNEP, together with Frans Vollenbroek,provided valuable input and comments; the Resource Panel’s Secretariat coordinatedthe preparation of this report.The full report should be referenced as follows:UNEP (2010) Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption andProduction: Priority Products and Materials, A Report of the Working Group on theEnvironmental Impacts of Products and Materials to the International Panel forSustainable Resource Management. Hertwich, E., van der Voet, E., Suh, S., Tukker,A., Huijbregts M., Kazmierczyk, P., Lenzen, M., McNeely, J., Moriguchi, Y.Design/Layout: Thad MermerPhotos: Pawel Kazmierczyk (cover background, p.8, p. 10, p.12, p.19, p.21, p.30, p.36, p.44,p.62, p.73, p.79, p.97, p.102, p.107); Frédéric Boyer (p. 76); Thad Mermer (p.13, p.82)Thanks go to Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Ashok Khosla as co-chairs of the ResourcePanel, the members of the Resource Panel and the Steering Committee for fruitfuldiscussions. Additional comments of a technical nature were received from somegovernments participating in the Steering Committee.Helpful comments were received from several anonymous reviewers in a peer reviewprocess coordinated in an efficient and constructive way by Patricia Romero Lankaotogether with the Resource Panel Secretariat. The preparation of this report alsobenefitted from discussions with many colleagues at various meetings, although the mainresponsibility for errors will remain with the authors.Copyright © United Nations Environment Programme, 2010This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part and in any form foreducational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyrightholder, provided acknowledgement of the source is made. UNEP would appreciatereceiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.No use of this publication may be made for resale or for any other commercialpurpose whatsoever without prior permission in writing from the United NationsEnvironment Programme.DisclaimerThe designations employed and the presentation of the material in thispublication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoeveron the part of the United Nations Environment Programmeconcerning the legal status of any country, territory, city orarea or of its authorities, or concerning delimitation of itsfrontiers or boundaries. Moreover, the views expresseddo not necessarily represent the decision or thestated policy of the United Nations EnvironmentProgramme, nor does citing of trade names orcommercial processes constitute endorsement.ISBN: 978-92-807-3084-5UNEPpromotes environmentallysound practicesglobally and in its own activities.This publication is being produced inelectronic format only. We encourage youto print it only when absolutely necessary.Our distribution policy aims to reduceUNEP’s carbon footprint.
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