Accelerating the Resource Revolution

Accelerating the Resource Revolution

Climate change is affecting life and impacting ecosystems, as well as human well-being. A rapid transition towards sustainability is imperative as we can already witness today the threatening effects of temperature rise. The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a turning point for global action towards minimizing climate change impact and achieving sustainability. To meet these ambitious national commitments, profound changes in the way resources are used are also needed. The World Resources Forum (WRF) 2017 was held on 24 – 25 October 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Discussions and activities revolved around the topic “Accelerating the Resource Revolution”, focusing on how resource efficiency supports the battle against today’s most pressing issues.

The following report will present a summary of the main WRF 2017 highlights, including the challenges and opportunities debated during plenary sessions, as well as the exiting initiatives and solutions presented throughout the conference.

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World Resources Forum

Keywords

Circular Economy, Resource efficiency, Resource productivity

Year

2017

Publication Type

WRF Conference Report