Climate Change – Extractive Industries – Resource Efficiency @COP23


8:30 – 17:30 in Bonn

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) announce the Specialist Event on Climate Change, Extractive Industries and Resource Efficiency on the occasion of the COP23 in Bonn.

The event will be hosted by German International Cooperation (GIZ) on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn.

The day will consist of two complementary parts; the aim of the morning will be to initiate an in-depth debate about the nexus between extractives and climate change while the afternoon event focuses on resource efficiency and the circular economy.


1. Leave it in the Ground? – Climate Change and Extractive Industries

The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low Carbon Future

  • Kirsten Hund, World Bank
  • Manlio Coviello, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Dr. Peter Buchholz, German Mineral Resources Agency
  • Paul Taylor, International Council on Mining and Metals
  •  Jonathan Eckart, Global Battery Alliance

Stranded Assets and Climate Policy

  • Stephan Wolters, Adelphi research
  • Nicholas Maennling, Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment
  • James Morrissey, Oxfam
  • Valerie Quiniou, Total (tbc)

Lunch Break

2. Mind the (ambition) gap! Potentials of resource efficiency for mitigating climate change

Keynote, Inputs and Panel Discussion

  • Prof. Paul Ekins, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UK
  • S Vijay Kumar, The Energy and Resources Institute, India (tbc)
  • Detlef Schreiber, GIZ
  • Dr. Helge Wendenburg, BMUB
  • Regine Vogt, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
  • Pablo Vieira, NDC-Partnership (tbc)

GIZ Headquarters
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36
53113 Bonn
conference hall “Donau”

Veranstaltungsprogramm (PDF):
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