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24 Oct 2017 - 25 Oct 2017

World Resources Forum 2017 // Accelerating the Resource Revolution

Two years after two historic global agreements have been 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 of 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?

Where and when

Geneva, Switzerland
24-25 Oct 2017

Sessions and Workshops with a strong nexus focus

Topics

  1. Governance of Raw Materials
  2. Circular Economy and Investing in Resource Efficiency
  3. Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI)
  4. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  5. The Resource Revolution Trainer (MOOC Decoupling)
  6. Sustainable Consumption and Production
  7. Cities, Infrastructure and Lifestyles

Topics

The three key categories are:

  • I. Policies and Governance 
  • II. Technology and Innovation 
  • III. Lifestyles and Education 

Submission in the three key topics can address following themes:

  • Mining and Supply Security 
  • Raw Materials in the Informal Economy 
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production 
  • Green and Circular Economy 
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 
  • Decoupling and Resource Efficiency 
  • Energy Efficiency 
  • Business & Financing 
  • Recycling and Waste Management 
  • Eco Cities 
  • Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure 
  • Mobility and Transportation 
  • ICT

 More information on call for papers

More information

Conference website

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