G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency
- Birmingham City Council
In June 2015, the G7 Leaders, under the German presidency, made a commitment to establish a G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency to act as a platform for sharing knowledge and network.
The UK and Germany jointly hosted the first alliance event under the G7 banner in Birmingham on 29-30 October 2015 focusing on advancing industrial symbiosis within the context of resource efficiency.
The workshop was attended by over 100 policy makers, industry representatives and academic pioneers from countries within the G7, G20 and emerging economies. International Synergies played the key role in organising this pioneering event, working in partnership with the German and UK Governments to set the agenda, and convene global speakers and attendees to facilitate and drive action for the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency.
In addition, ISL hosted a side event with UNDP, UNHCR and global relief organisations looking at the application of industrial symbiosis to post disaster situations.