Event Reports
[9-10 Oct 2019]
G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue 2019 and Follow-up of G20 Implementation
Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter
Place: Tokyo, JAPAN
Date: 9-10 October 2019
Co-Organised by: the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan and United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability
At the third meeting of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue took place in Tokyo, G20 members and outreach countries reported on their actions and efforts related to marine plastic litter and resource efficiency. This became a first opportunity for the members to report based on the “G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter" which was agreed and endorsed at the 2019 G20 meetings.
[8 Oct 2019]
G20 Workshop on “Scientific Knowledge and Innovative Solutions
for Marine Plastic Litter: Supporting the G20 Implementation Framework
for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter”
Place: Tokyo, JAPAN
Date: 8 October 2019
Co-Organised by: the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency
This workshop was co-organised by Japan (the Ministry of the Environment, Japan) and the European Union (Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission), and the USA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), back-to-back with the second meeting of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue. The aim of this workshop was to contribute to the G20 Osaka Blue Ocean Vision agreed at the G20 Osaka Summit and the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter. The workshop focused on three aspects of the Implementation Framework, namely sources of plastic pollution, best practices for plastic pollution monitoring, and innovative solutions for reducing marine plastic litter.
Further information including the workshop report can be found here.
[10 Oct 2019]
Japan/EU Joint Workshop on Circular Economy and Finance
Place: Tokyo, JAPAN
Date: 10 October 2019
Co-Organised by: the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission
As a contribution to the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue (9-10 October 2019, Tokyo), this workshop was organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission to raise awareness on the linkages between the circular economy and sustainable finance. The specific aim of the workshop was to inspire circular economy practitioners to engage in the enhancement of frameworks for sustainable finance, and to motivate sustainable finance actors to integrate circular economy issues into the sustainable finance agenda.
Further information including the workshop report can be found here.
[27 Aug 2018]
G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue Workshop
Place: Puerto Iguazú, ARGENTINA
Date: 27 August 2018
The meeting took place in Puerto Iguazú, included the G20 Troika (Argentina, Germany, and Japan), as well as representatives from key institutions, namely CSWG (Climate Sustainability Working Group), UN Environment, International Resource Panel, Global Environment Facility, and US Chamber of Commerce.
Programme:
- Welcome remarks by the G20 Troika (Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina), (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany), (State Minister of the Environment, Japan)
- Panel I: Resource efficiency: key for the implementation of the SDGs and NDCs
- Panel II: The economics of resource efficiency: The case for increased resource efficiency and achieving economic opportunity in the private sector
- Presentation of country cases
- Panel III: Initiatives and programs for increased resource efficiency: best practices for considering resource efficiency and life cycle perspectives when developing related projects
- Presentation of country cases
- Closing remarks by Argentine Presidency
Relevant information:
[27-28 Nov 2017]
First meeting of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue
Place: Berlin, GERMANY
Date: 27–28 November, 2017
Organised by: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
(c) Reinaldo Coddou
The Inaugural Meeting of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue took place in Berlin, starring the German, Japanese, Indian Ministers of the Environment, as well as representatives from UN Environment Programme and Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission. Following the high-level opening session, representatives of large companies and research institutes presented on their efforts to reduce the consumption of their own raw materials in certain production processes and in the design of their range of products through circular economy approaches.