The flagship international conference, the World Resources Forum (WRF), takes place every year and serves as the platform for international dialogue and the exchange of the latest scientific advances and practical solutions among scientists, policymakers, business leaders and civil society.  

This year, the Forum will take place from 12 to 14 October in an innovative format. For three days, participants from all over the world will be gathering in an online conference setting, while African and European stakeholders will meet physically in smaller regional hubs in Accra, Ghana and Zurich, Switzerland.

The three-day conference will focus on how a Green Deal can make a case for circular resources (circular economy topic stream), turn waste into resources for development (secondary resources topic stream), and strive for fair resources extraction for a prosperous future (primary resources topic stream).

The International Resource Panel (IRP) Co-Chair, Izabella Teixeira, together with other experts will participate in the discussion on the impact of minerals and metals demand and extraction on the current environmental crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution.  

  • Mineral Resource Governance for a Green Deal: the key role of international cooperation (link)

    Date: October 12, 13:30 - 14:20 CET

Head of the IRP Secretariat, Merlyn Van Voore, and Programme Management Officer at the IRP Secretariat, Maria Jose Baptista, will join a panel discussion to present the value-chain approach as an analytical tool and to demonstrate how this framework can enable evidence-based prioritization of action on SDG12.

  • The Value Chain Approach: A tool for prioritized action on sustainable consumption and production (link)

    Date: October 12, 15:30 - 16:20 CET

Learn more about the World Resources Forum and register here.