Boosting Resource Productivity by Adopting the Circular Economy – WRF 2015 Davos Meeting Report

BOOSTING RESOURCE PRODUCTIVITY BY ADOPTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY – WRF 2015 MEETING REPORT

Authors: Xaver Edelmann, Bas de Leeuw, Mathias Schluep, Sonia Valdivia, Cecilia Matasci, María Lucía Híjar and Angel Versetti

Publication date: 2016

Abstract: 

More than 600 participants coming from about 110 countries and international organisations attended and actively contributed to the annual WRF conference, held in Davos, Switzerland, on 11–14 October 2015.

Participants, representing governments, businesses, think tanks, scientific communities and civil societies, as well as students and young researchers, debated and exchanged their views on how to increase resource efficiency, invest in innovation for sustainable production, respond to climate change, decrease the socio-environmental footprint of current consumption and production patterns, achieve sustainable lifestyles and ensure high quality of life for all groups of society. Attendees formulated global, national, regional and local policy recommendations and proposed strategies for further action and research.

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