WORKSHOP ON RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Event organized in the context of the B7 Canada Summit
April 04 – 05, 2018, Québec City, Fairmount Château Frontenac
April 04, 17:00 – 18:30, Welcome Reception and April 05, 9:00 – 18:30, Resource Efficiency Workshop
Hosted by the CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (CCC)
and the GLOBAL BUSINESS COALITION (GBC)
ABOUT THE EVENT
Meeting the demand for natural resources in a sustainable way is
one of the biggest challenges of our time; present trends are forcing societies to reconsider
the way they produce and consume.
Industry and business are key solution providers for enabling consumers to meet their
economic needs while working towards making economies
more resource efficient, circular and ensuring sustainable economic growth.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, along with the Global Business Coalition
is engaged in a process of informing the G7 and G20 policy-makers of the forward trends
within industries, with the perspective of supporting the development of an
integrated international policy framework, that benefits from good practices and experiences
of how businesses can promote resource efficiency activities globally.
This event will showcase how innovative partnerships between business, government and academia
can improve resource consumption throughout the global value chains and support environmental preservation.
It will also emphasize how Canada, a resource-based economy, is developing new ways
to extract, transform, transport, trade and use natural resources more efficiently.
This initiative follows the Confindustria-GBC high-level business-policy dialogue on resource efficiency,
organised on March 30, 2017, back-to-back with the B7 Italy summit;
the Confederation of Indian Industry-GBC International Conference on Resource Efficiency,
organized in New-Delhi on November 02, 2017; and the contributions of GBC to the launch event
of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue, that took place in Berlin on November 27-28, 2017 and the
G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency Meeting, held in Rome on November 30 & December 01, 2017.
Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes,
from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies
that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment
that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada.
With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade,
representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions,
CCC is the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential.
The primary and vital connection between business and the federal government,
CCC’s views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media
thanks to their well-researched reports, analyses, position papers and policy resolutions
that reflect a broad business perspective.