Responsible Consumption and Production

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Escalating Resource Use: Securing Resources for the Future

  • Zainab Olabisi Burton-TairuEmail author
Living reference work entry



The action of using up a resource.


The ecology, air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time.


Become or make more intense.


Separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else


Become free of physical substance.

Green growth

Is a term to describe a path of economic growth that uses natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Natural resources

Things such as minerals, forests, coal, etc. that exist in a place and can be used by people.


A natural resource or source of energy that is not depleted by use, such as water, wind, or solar power.


Existing in finite quantity; not capable of being replenished.


Defined as a ratio of a volume measure of output to a volume measure of input use.


The degree to which a business or activity yields profit or financial gain.



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Materials in this manuscript including tables and figures are extracted from the author’s work-in-progress PhD thesis. Information derived from the published or unpublished work of others has been acknowledged in the text; figures and a list of references are given.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Social MappingCanberraAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Morgane M. C Fritz
    • 1
  1. 1.La Rochelle Business School - Excelia GroupLa RochelleFrance