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Raw materials and Climate Change: Promotion of low-carbon, environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient methods in the production of raw materials

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

The project supports the development of strategies and standards to make the extraction of raw materials in COL and CHL more compatible with the climate and more environmentally friendly. It supports them to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases within the extractive sector. It seeks to increase energy efficiency and the efficient use of resources, and promotes social and environmental responsibility of the private sector companies to benefit local communities. In COL the project focuses on supporting the creation of a regulatory framework for the responsible use of raw materials. It will engage with the civil society and the private sector to create model solutions for relevant climate and environment issues. In CHL the project will support the implementation of national programs to increase energy efficiency in the mining industry. Assistance will be provided to mining companies in the areas of energy efficiency, and local staff will be trained.

Project data

Chile, Colombia

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Energy - Chile, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • Chilean Agency for Energy Efficiency - ACHEE,Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg gGmbH - ifeu,Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia

BMU grant:
3.500.000,00 €

04/2019  till  03/2022


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