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World Ressources Forum 2017: Accelerating the Resource Revolution

24/10/2017 (All day) - 25/10/2017 (All day)

Two years after two historic global agreements were established – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – leaders and other change agents in government, business, research and NGOs will come to Switzerland, host of the United Nations, to talk about how to accelerate the revolution.

How should we manage, coordinate, finance, track progress, learn, train and communicate about it?

The WRF 2017 Approach
WRF 2017 is open to key stakeholders and offers first-hand information about emerging issues, global trends, progress and innovation in resources and raw materials management
Interact with decision makers and learn what the Resource Revolution is all about
Discover the opportunities smart resource management brings to business and industry
See how societies at large must and will benefit from the change
Keep up to date with today's research, innovation and technologies and find out what policies and measures are necessary to accelerate the shift

Conference format:
Two sizzling days of plenary debates, partner workshops, scientific sessions, exhibition, press conferences, WRF Cinema, Art Gallery, and social program, including the famous WRF Gala Dinner and WRF Concert. In short, the signature WRF format, carefully designed to deliver open and involving multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Topics include:
Governance of Raw MaterialsCircular Economy and Sustainable RecyclingSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Business Concepts on Resource Efficiency and DecouplingSustainable Consumption and ProductionLife Cycle ThinkingSmart Cities, Infrastructure and LifestylesCapacity Building for Resource Efficiency 


Tuesday, October 24
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Opening and WRF Workshop Parade

Setting the Scene – the Road towards Resource Efficiency and Decoupling
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 13.00 Policies and Governance – Workshops and Scientific Sessions
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Resource Revolution – Turning will into action

Resource Revolution – Cooperative Resource Efficiency
16.15 – 18.15 Technology and Innovation – Workshops and Scientific Sessions
18.15 – 19.00 Celebrating UN Day & International Resource Panel 10 – Year Anniversary
20.00 – 22.30 Gala Dinner and Concert

Wednesday, October 25
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Science Behind the Resource Revolution
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 13.00 Lifestyles and Education – Workshops and Scientific Sessions
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30 Technology and Innovation – Workshops and Scientific Session
16.45 – 18.15 The Future of Resource Efficiency
Key findings, Scientific Awards and Closing 


International Conference Center of Geneva - 17, Rue de Varembé - Geneva


Please contact the secretariat here if you have any enquiries.

To registrate, use this link.