WRF Geneva 2019 Conference on Raw Materials & Sustainable Consumption and Production

It is the moment to continue the emerging dialogue on how we manage our natural resources. The mining of primary materials and the recycling and re-use of secondary materials face increasing economic, environmental, and social challenges. The World Resources Forum 2017, held in Geneva, was a sharp wake-up call that a massive international effort is needed in order to reach the objectives of the Paris Climate Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are tightly linked to natural resources.

The final report of the EC H2020 FORAM project, led by WRF on behalf of an international consortium, has identified important recommendations in the field of raw materials, and revealed a widely-felt need to improve international cooperation and governance, building on existing networks and initiatives. UN Environment’s International Resource Panel is working on this topic as well and has reported trends and findings to the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly, held in Nairobi in March 2019. The Ministerial Declaration of the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly has reaffirmed that poverty eradication, promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production and protecting the natural resource base of economic and social development are the essential requirements for sustainable development.

Through its unique position as informal expert platform, with solid links to governments, businesses, science and society at large, the World Resources Forum contributes to global exchange of knowledge and improvement of international cooperation, and will thus dedicate its upcoming conference to these issues.

Kosten: approx. CHF 650,- for full conference

International Conference Centre Geneva, 17 rue de Varembé
1211 Geneva 20