Climate Change -

Extractive Industries -

Resource Efficency @COP23

Two-part specialist side event to UNFCCC’s COP23

Bonn, November 08th 2017


Part 1: „Leave it in the Ground!? -

Climate Change and Extractive Industries“


Morning session

  • 08:30 – 09:00
    Check-In / Tea & Coffee

  • 09:00 – 09:30
    Opening of side event
    Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General for Environment and Infrastructure, Federal Ministry of Economic Coop-eration and Development (BMZ)
    Natasha Walker, Facilitator

  • 09:30 – 11:00
    Panel 1: The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low Carbon Future
    Kirsten Hund, Senior Mining Expert, World Bank
    Miryam Saade, Economic Affairs Officer, CEPAL/ECLAC
    Dr. Peter Buchholz, Head, German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)
    Dr. Paul Taylor, Manager for Environmental Stewardship, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
    Jonathan Eckart, Project Manager, Global Battery Alliance, World Economic Forum

  • 11:00 – 11:30
    Coffee Break

  • 11:30 – 13:00
    Panel 2: Stranded Assets and their Impacts for Climate and Resource Governance
    Stephan Wolters, Senior Project Manager, Adelphi research
    Siân Bradley, Research Associate, The Royal Institute of International Affairs - Chatham House

Nicolas Maennling, Senior Economics and Policy Researcher,  Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI)
Dr. James Morrissey, Research Analyst, Oxfam
Valérie Quiniou, Vice President Climate, Total


  • 13:00 – 14:00
    Lunch Break



  • 14:00 – 14:45
    Networking & Open Space


Part 2: “Mind the (Ambition) Gap!

Potentials of Resource Efficiency for Mitigating Climate Change”


Afternoon session

  • 15:00 – 15:05
    Short introduction by the moderator
    Natasha Walker

  • 15:05 – 15:15
    Dr. Helge Wendenburg, Director General, Water Management and Resource Conservation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) 

  • 15:15 – 15:35
    Resource efficiency potentials for mitigating climate change
    Prof. Paul Ekins, Director, Institute for Sustainable Resources,
    University College London

  • 15:35 – 15:55
    Tapping resource efficiency potentials in India 
    Vaibhav Rathi, Manager Environment Management, Development Alternatives, India

  • 15:55 – 16:15
    GHG reduction potentials through resource efficient use of minerals and secondary raw material
    Dr. Monika Dittrich, Research Assistant, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu), Germany

  • 16:15 – 16:30
    NDC 2.0 – How to integrate resource efficiency targets into NDCs raising level of ambition?
    Dr. Romeo Bertolini, Senior Associate, NDC Partnership Support Unit, Germany

  • 16:30 – 17:30
    Moderated panel discussion with questions from the audience
    Participants: Dr. Romeo Bertolini, Dr. Monika Dittrich, Prof. Paul Ekins, Vaibhav Rathi, Dr. Detlef Schreiber, Birgit Schwenk