International Workshop in New Delhi on reuse of secondary raw materials

Representatives at the workshop on November 17th in New Delhi (Foto: GIZ)

New Delhi, India – They met at a multi-stakeholder workshop with the objective to understand the rationale, scope and challenges of resource use and needs in India and its implications for sustainable growth: representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF&CC), Government of India (GoI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), jointly with the Indian knowledge partners – The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Development Alternatives – and the European knowledge partners – Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung (IFEU), and VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz GmbH (VDI-ZRE).

The workshop on November 17th 2015 in New Delhi launched the Indian Resource Panel (InRP) as one of the institutional mechanisms to highlight the main challenges with regard to resource use, suggest possible resource management options, and take forward the need for a policy level intervention focussing on fostering resource efficiency and reuse of secondary raw materials. The workshop also presented the findings of the baseline study on the mobility and construction sectors considering the selected minerals and metals critical to the Indian economy and analysis of the resource efficiency potentials. Later, Hon’ble Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar announced the formation of Indian Resource Panel (InRP) on Resource Efficiency.

The workshop was organized on November 17, 2015 in New Delhi, wherein around 100 participants from government departments, Indian and International think tanks, Indian civil society organizations, research and academic institutes, international agencies, chambers, industrial associations, private sector, etc., participated.

Source: Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Programme / c.o. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH