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Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Protection

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

The project addresses emerging economies, especially from G20, that display strong industrial growth and, closely linked with it, marked increases in resource consumption and corresponding GHG emissions. It aims to strengthen capacities of key actors that shall be enabled to push forward measures and strategies for increasing resource efficiency and improving climate protection (outcome). In close coordination with the BMU, it supports the inclusion of resource efficiency and climate protection into international dialogues, particularly in the G20 context. It promotes knowledge sharing and exchange of experiences with and among G20 emerging countries and strengthens capacities of key players. On this basis, it provides demand-oriented consultancy for the identification of potentials for enhanced resource efficiency and climate protection as well as measures and strategies for tapping them while taking into account nationally determined contributions (NDCs). 

State of implementation/results

  • Supporting the BMU in the planning, implementation and follow-up of the launch event of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue on 27-28 November 2017
  • Supporting Side-Event on Resource Efficiency and Climate Mitigation under the UNFCCC-COP 23
  • Presenting four short dossiers in order to sensitize key acteurs in G20 newly industrializing countries: Ressource Efficiency in general, Ressource Efficiency & Climate protection, Ressource Efficiency & Digitalisation, Ressource Efficiency in Infrastructure & Buildings (…)
  • Webinars of Ressource Efficiency/Circular Economy organized by Green Growth Knowledge-Plattform in cooperation with the project (…)

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

BMU grant:
€ 3,000,000

09/2017 till 02/2021


Fact sheet:
Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Protection (PDF | 671 KB)