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 2 nd National Workshop in Mexico City of the project “Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future in Mexico, Argentina, and Indonesia”.

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[1]Carbon Future,” (2020) to Mexico, 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 Mexico. Participants will discuss key challenges and barriers along with opportunities to materials efficiency and sustainability for residential building construction in Mexico.

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 Mexico.

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

Fabio Carrer, PhD candidate, Industrial Ecology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Representative of Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (TBC)

Deputy Principal Advisor, IREK II, GIZ (TBC)

Luis Vega, Director of Communications and Institutional Relations at Saint-Gobain and president of the Alliance for Energy Efficiency

Claudia Acuña, National Self-production Coordinator for the Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers