Sustainable Development Indicator Group

Working Draft Framework, Version 2, June 4, 1996

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1.2.6 Non-Renewable Resources

Definition: The ability of an ecosystem to produce the raw materials necessary for economic activities. This includes non-renewable resources, such as metals, minerals, and fossil fuels. This includes all non-renewable resources found both on and below the surface of the Ecosystem.

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Non-Renewable Resources Categories:

1.2.6.1 Non-Renewable Subsurface Resources: The ability to provide non-renewable resources as raw material for economic activities, such as metals, minerals, water, and fossil fuels, found beneath the soil, within the geologic strata for land ecosystems or beneath the water surface for ocean ecosystems. (Definition Source: None)

1.2.6.2 NonRenewable Surface Resources: The ability to provide non-renewable resources as raw material for economic activities, such as metals, minerals, water, and fossil fuels, found above the soil, within the land ecosystem or on the water surface for ocean ecosystems. (Definition Source: None)