World Resources Forum 2017

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World Resources Forum 2017

October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017

Accelerating the Resource Revolution

  • 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

Two years after two historic global agreements have been 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 of 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?

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:

  1. Governance of Raw Materials
  2. Circular Economy and Investing in Resource Efficiency
  3. Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI)
  4. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  5. The Resource Revolution Trainer (MOOC Decoupling)
  6. Sustainable Consumption and Production
  7. Cities, Infrastructure and Lifestyles

The Call for Papers is open. Find all the details HERERegistration will open on February 2017.

For more information contact the WRF Secretariat at


Start: October 24, 2017
End: October 25, 2017


Venue Name: Centre International de Conferences (CICG)
Address: Rue de Varembé 17
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland

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Organizer Name: World Resources Forum