Davos, September 2011. “Resources and Green Economy” will be the main theme of WRF12, to be held in Beijing, China, from 21-23 October, 2012. This was formally announced by Yonglong Lü, Chinese Academy of Sciences, during the closing session of WRF11, in Davos, 21 September 2011.
He presented a first conference announcement, with provisional topics, on behalf of the hosting Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). The conference will be organised by the World Resources Forum Secretariat and the Institute of Process Engineering CAS.
He stated the following reasons for China to host the first WRF outside of Davos: China is an emerging economy with a high resource intensity, it has development opportunities together with resource limitations and is exploring new paths for developing a green economy, with national goals towards economic and social sustainability. China sees the WRF as a platform for exchanges of ideas, opinions on options of integrated resource management.
Abstracts are due on April 30, 2012.
More information will follow at /world-resources-forum-conference-2012 as well as on a special dedicated website (under construction): www.wrf12.org