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World Resources Forum 2019 (Genf)

23. Oktober 2019 - 24. Oktober 2019


Gerne weisen wir auf folgende Veranstaltung des World Resources Forum hin:

The World Resources Forum (WRF) 2019 will be held from 23 – 24 October 2019 at the Centre International de Conferences (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. WRF 2019 will be centered on the theme of ‘Anchoring Natural Resources and Raw Materials Management for Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production’. This topic was chosen to reinforce the dialogue that has started to gain international traction on resources and sustainable consumption and production.

Notably, the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA)-4 in March of this year concluded with a Ministerial Declaration reaffirming that poverty eradication, promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production, and protecting the natural resource base of economic and social development are essential requirements for sustainable development. As a result of the ambitious outcomes of UNEA-4 and related conferences and networks, it is imperative and urgent now to anchor sustainable development considerations into all sectoral policies and make the link to sustainable consumption and production programs, based upon life-cycle approaches.

The WRF 2019 format will have all elements of the signature multi-stakeholder “WRF flagship” dialogue: 2 days complete with a mix of plenary and scientific sessions and co-created workshops with conference partners, resulting in business engagement, a high-level political dialogue, and a conference summary or statement.

Conference background

There is a growing awareness that we must manage our natural resources better. Supplies of (critical) materials are not evenly distributed. Mining of primary materials and recycling of secondary materials face ever increasing economic, environmental, and social challenges. Policymakers have now realized that inadequate global management of materials has adverse impacts on security of supply, technological innovation, livelihoods, and quality of life of people worldwide. World Resources Forum 2017, held in Geneva, has been a wake-up call, confirming that much effort is needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by strengthening resource-efficiency policies worldwide. The need for drastic improvements of global governance of raw materials was highlighted, just as was the need for sound environmental and social standards for the extractive industry and standards and policy frameworks for guaranteeing sustainable recycling of secondary materials.

  • Plenary sessions: High-level business, science and policy dialogues
  • Workshops: Deep dive sessions on various topics, including raw materials and resource governance, e-waste recycling, certification schemes for waste treatment, sustainable lifestyles and education, consumer information
  • Scientific sessions: On policies and governance, technology, industry and environment, lifestyles, communication and education
  • Conference summary and awards
  • Social programme and visits

Visit our WRF 2019 Program page for more information.

Conference fees

Full conference: CHF 590 (Early bird special until 31 August 2019: CHF 540)
One day conference: CHF 320
Students: CHF 190
Special rates for partners, workshop speakers and scientific committee members.


For more information, please contact: or Jessica Clement (


23. Oktober 2019
24. Oktober 2019


World Resources Forum
+41 71 554 0900


Rue de Varembé 17
Genf, 1211 Schweiz
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