Policy Guidance on Resource Efficiency



This policy guidance responds to the request by G7 Leaders and complements the report produced by the IRP on “Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications”. It presents the key trends and outlooks related to resource efficiency in the G7 and beyond, and distils policy guidance by focusing around four main areas: the choice and design of policy instruments; how to combine instruments into an effective policy mix; integration of resource efficiency into cross-cutting and sectoral policies; and strengthening of data and analysis to support policy development and evaluation.


  • OECD

Publishing Date




  • English

Waste hierarchy

  • Recycling
  • Recovery

Area of intervention

  • Legal Framework
  • Conceptual Background

german cooperationFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmentsupported by The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia