Citation: Ecologic Institute, IEEP, Bio Intelligence Services, PSI and IVL (2013). What creates a successful resource efficiency policy? DYNAMIX Policy Brief No. 1. Berlin: Ecologic Institute
A short brief based on 2 new pieces of research, analysing cases of resource efficiency policy to guide future policy design. It highlights 5 types and 5 drivers of resource inefficiency, and finds that the drivers are rarely linear. Successful resource efficiency policies appear to be those which: intelligently define the boundaries of the system they seek to change (like the sector, or a specified traded resource), meet the challenge of 'lock-in' to current activities, and use evidence-based targets to deliver predictability.