Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy, 2019

The National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019 seeks to create a 12 facilitative and regulatory environment to mainstream resource efficiency across all sectors 13 by fostering cross-sectoral collaborations, development of policy instruments, action plans 14 and efficient implementation and monitoring frameworks. NREP, 2019 is guided by the 15 principles of reduction in primary resource consumption to ‘sustainable’ levels, in keeping 16 with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and staying within the planetary 17 boundaries, creation of higher value with less material through resource efficient and 18 circular approaches, waste minimization, material security, and creation of 19 employment opportunities and business models beneficial to the cause of environment 20 protection and restoration.