Program

Version October 2017

Monday, October 23

Tuesday, October 24

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Opening 
Valentin Zellweger (Permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva)
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, 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
SS 1 Measuring and Showcasing Resource Efficiency
SS 2 Society and Sustainable Consumption 
SS 3 Renewable and Eco-efficient Energy

Networking time!

Andrey Vasilyev (Deputy Executive Secretary of UNECE)
Bernard Mathieu (Head Sustainable Development, LafargeHolcim)
John Atherton (Director – Health, Safety and Product Stewardship, ICMM)
Marc Chardonnens (Director, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment – FOEN)
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 Digital for Sustainability:  In Need of a Disruptive Research Agenda by Innaxis Research Institute, Texelia AG and Circular Change
WS 6 MEDEAS Project: Resources, Climate Change, and the future of Europe by Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) – 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
SS 4                         4a. Sustainable Construction and Smart-Cities

4b. The Water-Food Nexus

SS 5 5a. Circular Economy, Decoupling and Zero Waste

5b. Zero Waste Lectures – by Zero Waste Associates

Networking time!

Wednesday, October 25

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Doaa Abdel-Motaal (Executive Director, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, Oxford Martin School)
Harry Lehmann (General Director, Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany)
Janez Potočnik (Co-Chair, UN Environment IRP, former EC)
Mathis Wackernagel (President, Global Footprint Network)
Solitaire Townsend (Founder, Futerra)
Chairs: Sonia Valdivia (Program Manager, WRF) and Kenneth Ochoa (Director Environmental Engineering Programme, El Bosque University)

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 Open Access Data and Modeling Tools for 21st Century Energy Challenges – Power Watch, OnSSET, and OSeMOSYS 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
SS 9 Sustainable Governance of Resources
SS 10 Turning Waste into Resources
SS 11 SDGs in the Global Agenda of the Century

Networking time!

Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information (Read more)

Steven Stone (Chief, Resources and Markets Branch, UN Environment)

Regina Taimasova (Advisor on Sustainability Standards and Value Chains, Trade for Sustainable Development Programme, International Trade Centre)

Norma Tregurtha (Policy and Outreach Director, ISEAL Alliance)

Bettina Heller (Associate Programme Officer, Consumption and Production Unit, UN Environment)

Moderator: Ian Fenn (Sustainable Consumption Manager, Consumers International)

New Plastics Economy

Joss Blériot (Executive Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Key messages by Workshop Organisers moderated by Bas de Leeuw (Managing Director, WRF)

Main outcomes by Mathias Schluep (Program Director, WRF)

Scientific Awards by Sonia Valdivia (Program Manager, WRF) and Christian Ludwig (Group Head, Paul Scherrer Institute and EPFL)

Chair: Xaver Edelmann (President, WRF)

Thursday, October 26