4.45PM – 4.55PM REEF – A common framework in the Environmental Footprint
4.55PM – 5.05PM The Environmental Footprint – Value Chain Response
- Pierre Baudet, MESA general manager. Schneider Electric
- Joana Asua, MESA Sustainability manager. MESA
Moderador: Roberto Campo Almeida, coordinador Ecoinnovación. Grunver Sostenibilidad
Moderator: Cristina Rodríguez, responsible for Sustainability. Eroski
Environmental Labeling approach from the Basque Government
Raúl Pérez, director of Quality and Food Industries. Basque Government
ENVIROSCORE: Promoting sustainable food production and consumption
Jaime Zufia, coordinator of Efficient and Sustainable Processes. Azti
Genuine consumer transparency with Planet-score: how pioneering companies engage and get the market moving towards sustainability
Sabine Bonnot, president. ITAB (Institute of agriculture and organic food of France)
Environmental labeling as an improvement tool
Karmele Pikabea, Commercial manager. Euskaber
Transparency in environmental communication: Eroski’s experience
Alejandro Martínez, director of Health, Sustainability and Quality. Eroski
Environmental information: help or brake for consumers?
Carmen Redondo, director of Institutional Relations. HISPACOOP (Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Consumidores y Usuarios)
Industrialised construction is a natural market trend that significantly reduces the environmental impact and improves the quality and the maintenance throughout the life of the buildings.
Apart from improving the work conditions, it facilitates the introduction of new features in the materials and enables a circular deconstruction, thus reducing the life cycle cost.
The demand of developers already exists. However, the necessary structural changes to deploy industrialised construction come up against cultural barriers and a value chain that must innovate to manufacture new materials, components and 2D-3D modules.
The proposed European Construction Materials Directive, along with the Digital Product Passport, may contribute to the differentiation and growth of this sector based on ecoinnovation.
Can we harness the opportunity of new materials and of the new industrialisation process that this new construction era needs?
Moderator: Aitor Saez de Cortazar, responsable de Construcción Sostenible. Ihobe, Public Environmental Management Company. Basque Government
75% of the steel and over 23% of the aluminium used by Basque industry come from recycled sources. The environmental footprint of recycled steel and aluminium is reduced to 30% and 7%, respectively, compared to virgin material.
The European Commission’s instruments – such as the IED with the Best Available Techniques, the forthcoming incorporation of metal products in the Ecodesign Directive, the deployment of a new European CBAM for importing steel and aluminium with high carbon footprints -, along with the environmental commitments of the leading business corporations, are generating a demand for steel and aluminium products with greater content of recycled material.
This increases the price of quality scrap materials and requires greater technology to be able to manufacture using secondary materials of poorer quality. In the Basque Country, there is a growing business demand for recycled material, an advanced metal industry, a cutting-edge technological offer and an equipment supply industry with potential to provide efficient and ecoinnovative solutions to obtain the maximum value from lower quality scrap.
Are we witnessing an ecoinnovative transformation initiative to manufacture high quality recycled steel and aluminium using low-cost scrap?
Moderator: Ander Elgorriaga, responsible for eco-innovation. Ihobe, Public Environmental Management Company. Basque Government
The international Climate Change Adaptation context requires regions to develop its plans to minimise climate risks in coastal, river, agri-forestry, urban areas and in critical infrastructures.
The most important instruments for a faster response to this challenge include spatial planning, with its Sector and Partial Territorial Plans, green public procurement and demand for the most affected business sectors.
A comprehensive response requires the cooperation of stakeholders to manage and simulate data, assess the most appropriate social, economic and environmental innovative solutions, to then implement them and ensure a comprehensive follow-up.
Appropriate climate governance through transformation initiatives such as Urban Klima 2050 is already constructing demonstration projects to position an ecoinnovative offer.
Can we create an offer of advanced comprehensive solutions, that are environmentally and economically optimum, to reduce climate risks in local environments?
Expert speaker: Jorge Paz Jiménez, senior investigator. Unidad de Transición Energética, Climática y Urbana. Tecnalia BRTA
Moderator: Mª Luz Gómez, responsable de Proyectos de Acción Climática. Ihobe, Public Environmental Management Company. Basque Government