Resource Efficiency Workshop in Buenos Aires

B20 participated in the Resource Efficiency Workshop held at the German Argentine Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires on June 26th.

Elena Morettini (B20 ERES Coordination Group Member and Energy, Resource Efficiency and Sustainability Officer at YPF) participated in the Resource Efficiency Workshop at the German-Argentinian Chamber of Industry & Commerce (AHK) in Buenos Aires on June 16th.

The meeting included Guillermo von Bergen (AHK Argentina Vice president and Henkel Argentina CEO), Daniel Krull (Deputy Head of German Embassy, Buenos Aires), Carlos Gentile (Undersecretary for Climate Change and Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Environment of Argentina), María José Baptista (United Nations Environment Programme International Resource Panel), Harry Lehmann (Head of “Environmental Planning and Sustainable Strategies” of the German Federal Environment Agency), among others.

The meeting focused on the G20/B20 approach on resource efficiency policies in the chemical, food and steel sectors in Argentina, Germany and other G20 countries.

“Constructive dialogue is a key aspect of efficiency because it allows to share better practices while saving time and energy. To be able to discuss experiences and lessons learnt in a transparent way is an invaluable opportunity to move forward. Sharing different worldviews accelerates transitions and contributes to raise awareness which in turn changes established paradigms. In this sense, circular economy and sharing are crucial for cultural change” said Elena Morettini.

Source: B20 Argentina

June 27, 2018

IRP: Resource efficiency in focus in Argentina, Panel’s work featured at event

The work of the international Resource Panel was featured in Argentina at a workshop entitled “Resource Efficiency: A Global and Local Perspective”. The main purpose of the event was to share and discuss knowledge and best practices on resource efficiency with representatives of the private sector.

The event was organized by the Argentinian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, GiZ, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and the Argentinian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Speakers included Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina, and Harry Lehmann, Director General of the Department of Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies of the German Federal Environment Agency. The Panel was represented by the Secretariat’s Maria Jose Baptista.

Source: IRP