The French G7 Presidency and the European Commission organised a workshop of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency on “Tools making value chains more circular and resource efficient” in Paris on 20-21 March 2019.

Engaging with the business community, the workshop was co-organised by the Ministry in charge of Environment and the Ministry of the Economy and Finance of France, as well as the Directorate-General for Environment and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission. The workshop enhanced constructive exchanges between policymakers and companies to better exploit the economic opportunities and environmental benefits generated by more circular and resource efficient value chains. Furthermore, the meeting aimed to identify potential barriers for establishing best practices in resource efficiency; and, to discuss how can policymakers and G7 address these barriers.

The workshop focused on voluntary agreements, standardisation, and non-financial reporting, each of them was the subject of a dedicated session.
The stakeholders involved were:

– G7 members, non-G7 countries, including possibly from selected G20 members
– Business community: B7, Global Business Coalition, Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, World Economic Forum / PACE, businesses representatives, etc.
– Standardisation organisations
– International organisations and initiatives (e.g. IRP, OECD, etc.)
– Financial companies / investors

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Source: European Commission and Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire, France