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G7 Workshop on "Tools making value chains more circular and resource efficient", 20 – 21 March 2019, Paris

The French G7 Presidency and the European Commission will organize 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.

By engaging with the business community, the workshop will be co-organized 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. This workshop will enhance 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, this meeting aims to identify potential barriers for establishing best practices in resource efficiency; and, to discuss how can policymakers and G7 address these barriers.

The workshop will focus on voluntary agreements, standardisation, and non-financial reporting, each of them will be the subject of a dedicated session.

Below you may find more more information on the workshop, including the PPTs used by the speakers.

Programme of the workshop

See the available presentations from the speakers

Speaker

Presentation

Session 1: Setting the scene

Janez Potočnik

International Resource Panel

Improving resource efficiency: environmental challenges and economic opportunities

Stephan Krinke

Global Business Coalition

Improving resource efficiency in value chains: a business perspective

Philippe Varin

World Materials Forum

Improving resource efficiency in value chains: WMF's experience

Harald Friedl

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

Improving resource efficiency in value chains through public-private collaborations

Peter Börkey

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Improving resource efficiency in value chains: policy makers perspective

Session 2: Voluntary Agreements

Jocelyn Bleriot

Ellen Mac-Arthur Foundation

Plastics voluntary agreement initiatives

Richard Swannell

Waste and Resources Action Programme

The Courtauld Commitment

Jonathan Perry

Dell

PACE Capital Equipment Coalition

Cyrille Roget

Michelin

Global Platform For Sustainable Natural Rubber Retreading –Green Growth Commitment

Kieren Mayers

Sony

Games Console Self Regulatory Initiative

Thomas Gauthier-Lafaye

Danone

Plastics voluntary agreements

Session 3: Standardisation

Olivier Peyrat

International Standardisation Organisation

Standardisation: a framework for progress for all

Vincent Laflèche

European Committee for Standardisation

European Standards Essential tools to support the transition to a Circular Economy

Michele Galatola

European Commission

The environmental footprint method

Jonathan Perry

Dell

Eco-Label Standards

Hans-Joachim Weintz

J.W.Ostendorf GmbH & Co

Increase of Resource Efficiency through Standardization: Processes - Products - Management

Fabrice Barthélemy

Tarkett

Tarkett Transitioning from Linear to Circular Economy

Benoît Planques

Italpollina

Hello Nature!

Session 4: Non–Financial Reporting and Metrics for Circularity in Value Chains

Anna Krotova

GRI

The power of sustainability reporting

Michael Zimonyi

Natural Capital Coalition

Financial Reporting and Metrics for Circularity in Value Chains

Charlotte Gardes

Ministry of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition / Ministry of the Economy and Finance – France

The French experience with extra-financial reporting

Aldo Ravazzi Douvan

Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea – Italy

Non-Financial Reporting and Metrics for Circularity in Value Chains

Michael Beutler

Kering

Our Natural Capital Journey With The EP&L

Jeff Turner

DSM

Purpose Led, Performance Driven

Jean-Baptiste Petit

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Circular metrics


EU COP24 side-event on "Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency: potential and opportunities for transformative global climate action", 4 December 2018, Katowice

Resource efficiency and circular economy are indispensable instruments to ensure that the years to come would yield tangible progress and concrete action for the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. However, whilst circular economy and resource efficiency are gathering momentum in the climate policy community, there is still a wide space for improvement and greater action.

In this light, in the margins of the UNFCCC COP24 (2-14 December 2018) in Katowice (Poland), the European Commission organised a side-event to strengthen the bridge between resource efficiency and climate policy. The event aimed to support a transition toward a circular and low carbon future for both developed and developing countries through policy integration and the use of synergies. Among the speakers, there was a representative from the Japanese G20 Presidency in 2019.

The report and agenda of the side-event are available here.


Webinar on European Union actions to prevent food waste

Reducing food waste has enormous potential for reducing the resources we use to produce the food we eat. Being more efficient will save food for human consumption, save money and lower the environmental impact of food production and consumption.

In support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3, which establishes a target to halve global food waste and reduce food loss by 2030, the G7 members have committed to facilitate the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in reducing food loss and waste as part of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency. After a successful first webinar featuring efforts in the United States to combat food waste, the EU (Health and Food Safety Directorate-General of the European Commission) organised the second webinar on 28 November 2018 to showcase EU actions carried out in support of SDG 12.3.


G7 Value Retention Policies Workshop: Advancing Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse, 21-22 June 2018, Montreal

The Canadian G7 Presidency and the European Commission hosted a workshop on Value Retention Policies in Montreal (Canada) on 21-22 June 2018. The workshop gathered around sixty policy experts and industry leaders from across the G7 and beyond to discuss actions and opportunities for remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse of products – collectively Value Retention Processes (VRPs). This was the second G7 workshop focused on VRPs; the first - Promoting Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair, and Direct Reuse as a contribution to the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency - took place in Brussels on 7-8 February 2017 (please see event description below) and it discussed the interim findings of the International Resource Panel’s report on Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution (2018)

The summary, agenda and PPTs of the workshop are available here.


G7 Plastics Workshop, 22-23 March, Brussels

The Environment Ministry of Japan and the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission, in cooperation with Canada's Presidency of the G7 in 2018, organised a G7 Plastics Workshop on 22-23 March 2018 in Brussels.

The workshop discussed successful and joint approaches to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably concerning plastic management. The objective was to take forward the plastics aspects of the G7 Bologna Roadmap and deliver the strategic direction of the Kobe 3Rs Action Plan and the Toyama Framework on Material Cycles in relation to resource efficiency in the plastics sector, including the realisation of related climate change benefits. The workshop contributed to achieving the aims of the G7 Action Plan to Combat Marine Litter and to Canada's objectives for its G7 Presidency. The workshop provided a forum for discussion among experts, including beyond the G7, to deliver recommendations for further consideration by relevant stakeholders.

For more information on the workshop, please see the programme and concept paper.

The pictures of the workshop are available here.

See the available presentations from the speakers

Speaker

Presentation

Session 1: Setting the scene

Ms Elisa Tonda

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Challenges and opportunities of plastic management

Session 2: Regulators' and stakeholders' initiatives

Mr Hugo Schally

Environment Directorate-General, European Commission

A European Strategy for Plastics in the circular economy

Mr Yusuke Inoue

Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Japan’s Resource Circulation Policy for Plastics

Ms Lorraine Francourt

Dow

Business perspective to sustainability in the plastic sector: Dow's approach

Mr Peter Börkey

Environment Directorate, OECD

OECD work on policies for better plastics management

Session 3: Clean plastic value chains, recycling systems and Extended Producer Responsibility schemes

Session 2: Voluntary Agreements

Mr Jocelyn Blériot

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Scene setter – New Plastics Economy

Mr Masayuki Isono

ISONO Corporation

It is time to give back to the Earth!

Ms Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition,

The power of collaboration

Session 4: Single-use plastics

Mr Dominic Hogg

Eunomia Research & Consulting

Scene setter - Single Use Plastics

Mr Ronald Cotterman

Sealed Air

Sustainability & Innovation for a Circular Economy

Ms Sophia Chrysopoulou

The Coca-Cola Company

World Without Waste

Session 5: Microplastics and leakage to water-courses and the oceans

Ms Stefanie Werner

Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Germany

Scene setter - Microplastics and leakage to water-courses and the oceans

Ms Giulia Sagnotti

Environment Ministry, Italy

Microplastics and leakage to water courses and the oceans


Measures against Microplastics in the environment

Mr Mauro Scalia

Euratex

Cross Industry Agreement for the prevention of microplastic release into the aquatic environment during the washing of synthetic textiles

Mr Jeremy Douglas

Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise

Session 6: Information campaigns and innovative solutions

Mr Ron Vance

US EPA

USEPA Innovative Solutions on Marine Plastic Litter

Mr Mike Mannaart

Association of North-Western European Municipalities (KIMO)

Examples of challenging projects that address pollution in the marine environment by engaging civil society - The Fishing for Litter Scheme & the Green Deal Approach

Ms Irene Díez Ruiz

ECOALF Foundation

ECOALF – Because there is no planet B


Stakeholder Session of the G7 Meeting on Resource Efficiency, Co-organised by Italy's Presidency of the G7 and the European Commission, 8 February 2017 Brussels

The Italian Environment Ministry and the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission hosted a one and a half day G7 meeting in Brussels to discuss resource efficiency under Italy's Presidency of the G7.
The first part of the meeting on 8 February in the afternoon gathered stakeholders and policy makers of the G7 members to further discuss the IRP and OECD reports, Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications and Policy Guidance on Resource Efficiency respectively, highlighting key policy recommendations. Stakeholders shared their views on the reports and provided their views to design an ambitious Roadmap for the future development of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency.
The stakeholders' contribution will help to shape the strategic direction of G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting in Bologna on 11-12 June 2017, providing a blueprint for further action on resource efficiency and sustainability.

The agenda is available here. The full report of the workshop is available here.

See the available presentations from the speakers


Promoting Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair, and Direct Reuse as a contribution to the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency, 7-8 February 2017 Brussels, Belgium

The International Resource Panel (IRP) and the European Commission have organised a 1 ½ day workshop in Brussels, Belgium, under the aegis of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency, to illustrate the preliminary findings of the IRP report on the role of remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse (RRRDR) practices.

RRRDR have proven to generate a number of benefits that span different sectors and greatly contribute to build a sustainable and inclusive economy. The IRP report explains the potential of RRRDR in three industrial sectors (motor vehicle parts, heavy-duty equipment and commercial imaging products), highlighting opportunities and barriers together with enabling policy frameworks and avenues of innovation. This workshop served as a networking platform for experts and policy makers to discuss the IRP report. It has provided valuable feedbacks and insights that fuelled the substantive discussions by G7 members on 8-9 February 2017.

The agenda is available here. The full report of the workshop is available here.

See the available presentations from the speakers

Speaker

Presentation

Luca Marmo,

Environment Directorate-General, European Commission
Introduction and objectives of the workshop

Nabil Nasr,

International Resource Panel (IRP)

Gains from remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair, & direct reuse: Insights from the International Resource Panel

Barriers to advancing remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair & direct reuse: Insights from the International Resource Panel

Patrick Carminati,

Lexmark's Manager Supplies Sourcing & Manufacturing Operations

Remanufacturing as an Opportunity

Nestor Coronado Palma,

Circular Economy Expert
How to change the business models?

Salvador Munoz Zarate,

WABCO Reman solutions
The Problem = waste

Fabio Eboli,

Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
Effective policy frameworks for remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair, and direct reuse

Anna Karin Jönbrink,

Swerea-IVF, Sweden
Policy in the Circular Economy
”POLCIRKELN” (The Polar Circle)

Carsten Wachholz,

European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
Enjoying more with less - Existing grassroots initiatives for
circular consumption and how to overcome barriers to scale them up
Jože Gregorič,
Project Manager, Snaga, Ljubljana
On our way to sustainable society
Klaus Hieronymi, Hewlett Packard Increasing consumer acceptance of remanufacturing, refurbishment repair and direct reuse