A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources

A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources

While the world is undertaking large-scale transitions to low-carbon economies, we must ensure that increased demand for mineral and metal resources does not translate into an excessive burden on nature and a barrier for social cohesion and international cooperation. Today more than ever, we see how the type of resources our economies rely on, how we use them and who owns them profoundly shape the international political, economic and social order.

The conference report of the World Resources Forum 2021 Conference ‘A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources’ focuses on three main topics, providing recommendations for policy-makers, industry actors and the financial sector:

  • Primary resources: fair resource extraction for a prosperous future
  • Secondary resources: from waste to resources for development
  • Circular economy: designing systems for circular resources



Additional information




World Resources Forum


Circular Economy, Responsible Sourcing

Publication Type

WRF Conference Report