World Resources Forum (WRF) Conference Beijing

Conference // World Resources Forum (WRF) Conference Beijing

"Resources and Green Economy"

This first World Resources Forum outside of Switzerland will be held in the prestigious China National Convention Centre, next to the Olympic Stadium "Bird's Nest", from 21-23 October 2012, and is organised with the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The overall theme is "Resources and Green Economy" and it will be the first major conference about this subject after the upcoming Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, which will be held in June this year (Rio+20).

The conference will have plenary sessions, side events, workshops, scientific oral sessions, youth program, online voting, fieldtrips, a conference banquet, and an exhibition.

Early registration has already been opened on the special {|WRF 2012 website}.

Topics for the scientific call for papers are the following:

~Green and Circular Economy

~National and Regional Approaches

~Metal and Mineral Resources

~Crude Oil and Natural Gas

~Clean Coal Technologies

~Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Tide, Geothermal etc.)

~Food and Biomass

~Green Process Engineering and Technologies

~Waste/Material Recovery and Recycling

~Alternative Business Models & Socio-Economic Issues

~Policy and Education

Awards will be given for presentations, workshops and students. The first prize of the student award is free access to WRF2013, which will be held in Switzerland next year (including flight, meals and accommodation).

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