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Workshops

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Scientific presentations

A multi-stakeholder dialogue to put Earth’s resources at the heart of the global green transition.

The governance, management and use of natural resources play a pivotal role in the global transition towards green, low-carbon and resilient economies. Such policies and processes are decisive for humankind’s ability to successfully cope with the interlinked environmental crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Only by having in place sustainable, equitable and inclusive processes for harnessing resources, the transition can deliver distributed and long-lasting environmental, economic and social benefits.

This is why we need a  ‘Green Deal for Sustainable Resources‘: a wide engagement and commitment of all societal stakeholders to collaborate on solutions for the sustainable extraction, use and recovery of natural resources. The World Resources Forum 2021 aims at providing the grounds for stakeholders from policy, science, industry and civil society to come together and engage in an open and inspiring dialogue to discuss the most pressing challenges and co-create solutions for a prosperous future. For all.

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Conference Tracks

PRIMARY RESOURCES

PRIMARY RESOURCES

Fair resource extraction for a quality future

SECONDARY RESOURCES

SECONDARY RESOURCES

From waste to resources for development

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Designing circular systems for resources

VIRTUAL EVENT PLATFORM

for 3 days of online sessions

TWO PHYSICAL EVENTS

in Accra (Ghana) and Zurich (Switzerland)

STAKEHOLDERS

from policy, science, industry and civil society

PROGRAMME

with keynotes, panel debates, workshops, scientific sessions and networking

The conference is hosted by:

Ghana Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation 

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Programme Partners

GIZ new logo
SEED logo
EC
UNEP - landing page
Switch2Green
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One Planet Network
Ghana NPAP
Green Industry Platform
ACEA
World Bank
GOFSDGS
Empa
RMF logo
SRI logo
EPA Ghana
UNU INRA logo
Oko-Institut
Alternate Resource Logo
GNCPC
University of Ghana
Haelixa Logo
WWF
ISO-website
Footprints - website
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ETH NADEL
HCH - landing page
Step - landing page
STSA - website
IUCN -website
Zug - Website
ZKB - website
ICMM - website
SBGA - website
re-sourcing - website
MRI logo
PREVENT - website
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News & Stories

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FOEN Co-Host of WRF2021: In conversation with Martine Rohn-Brossard

The World Resources Forum 2021, taking place on October 12-14 under the theme of “A...
October 9, 2021
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UNICEF at WRF2021: Public and private partnerships to tackle human and children’s rights issues

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, UNICEF will organise and host the...
October 9, 2021
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Footprints Africa at WRF2021: Roots of the Future – the businesses regenerating Africa’s soil

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, Footprints Africa will organise and host...
October 7, 2021
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Ghana NPAP and World Bank at WRF2021: Financing Roundtable – unlocking a plastics circular economy in Ghana

As Programme Partners of the World Resources Forum 2021, the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership...
October 5, 2021
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RE-SOURCING at WRF2021: A global definition for Responsible Sourcing?

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, RE-SOURCING will organise and host the...
October 4, 2021
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UNEP at WRF2021: Enhancing circularity in electronics value chain in Africa

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, UNEP will organise and host the...
October 1, 2021
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SEED at WRF2021: A showcase of policy solutions benefiting Africa’s circular economy MSMEs

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, SEED will organise and host the...
September 29, 2021
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Sustainable Recycling Industries – Ghana at WRF2021: upcycling and co-processing of waste tyres and other hazardous fractions

As Programme Partners of the World Resources Forum 2021, the Sustainable Recycling Industries – Ghana...
September 28, 2021
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African Circular Economy Network & Holland Circular Hotspot at WRF2021:Setting the scene for African CE business platforms

As Programme Partners of the World Resources Forum 2021, the African Circular Economy Network and...
September 23, 2021
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International Resource Panel & One Planet Network at WRF2021: The Value-Chain Approach

As Programme Partners of the World Resources Forum 2021, the International Resource Panel and One Planet...
September 7, 2021
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European Commission at WRF2021: Circular Economy policy and business solutions to e-waste challenges in Africa

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, the EU SWITCH To Green Facility–on...
September 1, 2021
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WRF2021 A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources (Oct. 12-14) – registrations are open!

The World Resources Forum 2021 “A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources”, co-hosted by the Ministry...
August 25, 2021
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Green Industry Platform at WRF2021 – In Africa for Africa: SMEs weaving solutions for textile circularity challenges

As Programme Partner of the World Resources Forum 2021, the Green Industry Platform in collaboration...
August 19, 2021
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WRF2021 Special Issue on Springer Journal Circular Economy and Sustainability (CIES)

The World Resources Forum Association is enthusiastic to announce a new collaboration with the Springer...
August 18, 2021
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MESTI in the spotlight: an interview with Oliver Boachie

  “WRF2021 is going to be fun, educative and transformative. We call on all our...
July 22, 2021
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CEWASTE: creating a level playing field to foster Critical Raw Materials Recycling

The international consortium behind the EU Horizon 2020 CEWASTE project, led by the World Resources...
May 26, 2021
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A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources: World Resources Forum (WRF) 2021 Hybrid Conference

Accra & St. Gallen, 24 March 2021. In 2020, Ghana and Switzerland announced the first...
March 24, 2021