Overview of WRF 2017


Two years after two historic global agreements were 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 in 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?

The WRF 2017 Approach

► 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

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 Sustainable Recycling
  3. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  4. Business Concepts on Resource Efficiency and Decoupling
  5. Sustainable Consumption and Production
  6. Life Cycle Thinking
  7. Smart Cities, Infrastructure and Lifestyles
  8. Capacity Building for Resource Efficiency

You would like to…

… submit a paper?

Consult the Call for Papers page.

… attend WRF 2017?

Consult the logistics and registration pages.

… host a workshop?

Submit your workshop proposal.