Renewable natural resources

Natural resources that can be replaced or replenished by natural processes or human action. Fish and forests are renewable natural resources. Minerals and fossil fuels are nonrenewable natural resources because they are regenerated on a geological, rather than human, time scale. Some aspects of the environment- soil quality, assimilative capacity, ecological support systems- are called semi-renewable because they are regenerated very slowly on a human time scale.

Source: World Bank Glossary

Dernière mise à jour le 08.06.2015