On behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Secretariat of the International Resource Panel and the global project Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Action (IREK) II, implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMUV within BMUV‘s International Climate Initiative, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd National Workshop in Buenos Aires of the project “Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Material: Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future in Argentina, Mexico, and Indonesia”. The project is funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

The aim of the project is to contextualize the findings and recommendations of the global report “Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low Carbon Future,” (2020) to Argentina, by delving into the specifics of the national priorities and highlighting material efficiency strategies in residential building construction with the biggest potential for GHG emissions reduction.

The meeting will present Material Flows Model and Dynamic Sector Map in the materials and construction sector of Argentina. Participants will discuss key challenges and barriers along with opportunities to materials efficiency and sustainability for residential building construction in Argentina.

We would like to kindly ask for your inputs based on your respective organization in developing policy recommendations for residential building construction to be used in the National policy document for Argentina.

For additional information please contact the IRP Secretariat vira.khoroshavina@un.org.


Ian Hamilton, Professor of Energy, Environment and Health, University College London Energy Institute

Dr. Harshavardhan Jatkar, Research Fellow in Energy, Urban Planning, and Informal Settlements at University College London

Cecilia Nicolini, Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation of Argentina

Mag. Adriana Beatriz García, national expert  

Lic. Ezequiel Gaspes, national expert