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Tuesday, Feb 02, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


The International Resource Panel (IRP), in collaboration with the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), and the World Economic Forum (WEF) will host a webinar on Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 2:00pm CET to discuss a series of questions, including:

How does material efficiency create value for businesses?

What do the following key material efficiency strategies mean concretely for business models: more intensive use, lifetime extension, material substitution, better recycling and efficient design?

How can the buildings and mobility sectors implement more intensive use strategies for existing housing and vehicles?

What are key policy incentives for “more intensive use” and other approaches to material efficiency?

During the webinar, the IRP will launch its “Implications for Business Leaders,” an addition to the recent IRP report Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. It will also feature leading business voices, allowing insight into how Material Efficiency Strategies, in particular, the strategy ‘more intensive use’, can be applied in practice.


Kristina Church, Head of Sustainable Solutions, Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group

Edgar Hertwich, International Chair of Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Executive Fellow at the Yale School of Environment

Reid Lifset, Research Scholar and Resident Fellow in Industrial Ecology at Yale University, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology

Martin Pauli, Germany Foresight Advisory Lead, Arup Group

Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel

Webinar/Workshop organized by: International Resource Panel

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