Tentative Program

Version July 2017

Tuesday, October 24

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Opening 
Valentin Zellweger (Permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations)
Xaver Edelmann (President, WRF)
Introducing the WRF 2017
Bas de Leeuw (Managing Director, WRF)
Resource Revolution – Shaping the Future
Cornis van der Lugt (Senior Research Fellow, Stellenbosch University)
Value of Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue – Businesses & Societies
Giulia Carbone (Deputy Director Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN)
Special Keynote
Jørgen Randers (Professor Emeritus, Climate strategy, BI Norwegian Business School)

Networking time!

WS 1 The e-waste Challenge by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations University – UNU (for Step Initiative) and World Resources Forum – WRF (for Sustainable Recycling Industries, SRI)
WS 2 Sustainable Sourcing of Construction Materials by Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC)
WS 3 Risk&Race: The game of Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy by VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
WS 4 Strategic Raw Materials and Sustainable Development by ESM Foundation, EIT Raw Materials and UNECE

Networking time!

Marc Chardonnens (Director, FOEN)
Bernard Mathieu (Head Sustainable Development, LafargeHolcim)
Erik Solheim (Executive Director, UN Environment, tbc)
Elsa Galarza (Minister of Environment of Peru, tbc)
John Atherton (Director – Health, Safety and Product Stewardship, ICMM)
Victoire de Margerie (Vice President, World Materials Forum)
Chair: Anders Wijkman (Co-president, Club of Rome)

Networking time!

WS 1 The e-waste Challenge by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations University – UNU (for Step Initiative) and World Resources Forum – WRF (for Sustainable Recycling Industries, SRI)
WS 4 Strategic Raw Materials and Sustainable Development by ESM Foundation, EIT Raw Materials and UNECE
WS 5 ICT and sustainability:  In Need of a Disruptive Research Agenda by Innaxis Research Institute and Texelia AG
WS 6 Modelling the Transition Toward a Low Carbon Emissions Energy System: the MEDEAS EU Project by Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
WS 7 Green Product Certification in India by UNIDO and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Meeting by invitation only President’s Meeting of Resource Organisations

Wednesday, October 25

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Mathis Wackernagel (President, Global Footprint Network)
Janez Potočnik (Co-Chair, UN Environment IRP, former EC)
Solitaire Townsend (Founder, Futerra)
Harry Lehmann (Head of Division I, German Environment Agency)

Networking time!

Networking time!

WS 12 Market Systems Development & Environmental Management in Developing Countries: Swisscontact’s Experiences in Sustainable Waste Management, Energy-Efficient Brick Production and other Areas of Environmental Management by Swisscontact
WS 13 Resource Efficient Production of Rare-Earth Magnets – the EU Project REProMag by OBE Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG and Steinbeis 2i GmbH on behalf of all REProMag consortium partners
WS 14 Power Watch – Open Power Plant Platform to Drive Transparency in the Global Power Sector by World Resources Institute
WS 15 Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) – Potential for resource efficiency in construction sector by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Development Alternatives Group
WS 16 How to Transition from Linear to Circular by the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), The Carbon Trust and Business Models Inc. – Consortium partners of the EU Horizon 2020 Project – R2Pi

Networking time!

Sonia Valdivia (Program Manager, WRF) and Christian Ludwig (Group Head, Paul Scherrer Institute and EPFL)
Chair: Mathias Schluep (Program Director, WRF)

Thursday, October 26

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World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM)

Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI): Recycling Initiatives and Guidance Principles for Sustainable Recycling