Development Studies: Book Series

Factor X: Studies in Sustainable Natural Resource Management

‘Factor X’ promotes good and best practices to enable significant savings in natural resource use and ways to improve resource efficiency. In collaboration with the German Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA), and contributions from leading names in policy and academia, this book series proposes innovative strategies for implementing the ‘Factor X’ concept in order to build a more resource efficient world.

The German Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) is Germany’s main environmental protection agency. Its mission is the early detection of environmental risks and threats, to assess these risks and threats and find viable solutions in a timely manner. The UBA conducts research in its own labs and collaborates with scientific institutions across the globe. The UBA is the German point of contact for numerous international organizations such as the WHO.