Policy makers in the G7

We are policy makers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union. We gather to exchange and promote best practices and foster innovation together with business, the public sector, research institutions, academia, consumers and civil society.​

We aim to advance policy discussions in support of resource efficiency, circular economy, sustainable material management, and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle). Our common goal is to realize a society that uses resources efficiently and sustainably across the whole life-cycle, by reducing the consumption of finite natural resources and promoting use of secondary materials and renewable resources. ​The G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency is a voluntary forum established in 2015 under the German presidency of the G7.

Working towards regional and global resource efficiency

We work with a number of key partners such as the Business 7 (B7), G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue, International Resource Panel, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations Environment Programme to advance policy discussions and bring together experts from around the globe.​

Organizing workshops is one of the main mechanisms for us to engage with industry, researchers and civil society, and to learn about new and emerging resource efficiency business practices, scientific findings, and emerging global issues. To date, we have organized workshops on promoting resource efficiency and a low-carbon economy; creating a circular economy for plastics; promoting remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and reuse; reducing food loss and waste; and establishing resource efficient value chains.