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COP25 event: “Resilience in Public Works and Water for Climate Change”

On Friday, December 13, 2019, CIRTEC had the great honor of participating in the “Resilience in Public Works and Water for Climate Change” event, within the “Blue Zone”, that is, in the space administered by the United Nations and at which the negotiation sessions of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), the fifteenth meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP15) and the Second meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2), as well as the parallel events and events of the official United Nations agenda.

Our Manager, Miguel Ángel Sanz Coll, along with Víctor Armijos, of SACYR, were invited to be part of the Chilean Delegation, organizer of the event, to expose the works that are being carried out in Chile to promote the recycling of tires and Use of tire dust on your roads through predigested additives.

In the event participated:

Gianluca Merlo, Regional Technical Analyst Climate Change, Latin America and Caribbean Group of UNDP (United Nations Development Program), which commented on the extreme severity of climate change and the importance of the true polluting nations taking a step forward. On the other hand, he commented that in order to lower the necessary emission levels, it is essential to work in all fields.

Carlos Sánchez, of Willis Towers Swatson, an entity that manages the capital funds of more than 58 financial institutions, Sánchez commented on the interest of financial institutions in investing in climate projects, commenting that there are more than 8 trillion dollars in the investment market .

Mariana Concha, General Director of the Ministry of Public Works of Chile, who presented the projects that are being carried out in Chile from the point of view of environmental resilience.

Víctor Armijos, Head of R & D & I of Sacyr in Chile, who presented the steps that are being taken in Chile through the APL, Clean Production Agreement, to normalize the use of tire dust on the roads of Chile.

And Miguel Ángel Sanz Coll, Manager of CIRTEC, who presented the current problem of tire management in Chile and other Latin American countries, explaining the potential that the road would have to mitigate this problem. On the other hand, Sanz explained the ability of tire dust to environmentally improve road projects, increasing their useful life, avoiding excessive use of mining resources and mitigating city noise.

CIRTEC highlighted the ability of RARx, the tire additive of Cirtec tire, to help the environment globally in the world.

The colloquium was led by Mauricio Lavin, Executive Secretary of Environment and Territory of the Ministry of Public Works of Chile. Lavin commented on the need to adopt measures aimed at reducing the carbon footprint and mitigating climate change.


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