Plenary Presentations WRF 2011

Please find below some of the keynote presentations of the WRF 2011.


Sept. 19, 2011

  • Keynote address by Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Kenya, on “Resource Use Efficiency - a Poverty Eradication Framework for Growth and Development in Africa


  • Keynote address by Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director European Environment Agency, on "Promoting Sustainability and Resource Efficiency by Enabling Integration of Environmental Sciences and Economic Accounting”


  • Keynote address by Katharina Reiche, Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Germany


  • Keynote address by Mohan Munasinghe, Professor of Sustainable Development, SCI, Manchester Univ., UK, on “Millennium Consumption Goals are Essential to Complement the Millennium Development Goals”


  • Keynote address by Mark Swilling, Academic Director, The Sustainability Institute; on "Africa’s Development Challenges in a Resource Constrained World"


  • Highlights of the day by Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director World Resource Forum, Switzerland


Sept. 20, 2011

  • Keynote address by Ashok Khosla, Co-President Club of Rome & President IUCN, "Basic Prerequisites for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources"


  • Keynote address by Dajian Zhu, Tongji University, Shanghai; “The Chinese Model of Circular Economy”


  • Keynote address by Walter Stahel, Vice Secretary General & Head of Risk Management Research, Geneva Association, Switzerland, "Continued Resource Ownership as a Strategy to Combat Resource Scarcity"


  • Keynote address by Markku Wilenius, Finland Futures Research Center, and Friedrich Schmidt-BleekFactor 10 Institute, “The challenge of the whole: creating system policies to tackle sustainability”


  • Keynote address by Masafumi Maeda Vice President Tokyo University, Japanese Academy of Engineering; “The Japanese View of Resource Management – a Perspective of Industry and Science”


  • Keynote address by Klaus Hieronymi, Hewlett Packard, Chairman of the Environmental Board, Hewlett Packard Europe, Middle East and South Africa, "Raw Materials, the view from an IT Manufacturer"


  • Keynote address by Hans Hess, President Swissmem, “The contribution of Swiss Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Industries to Resource Efficiency”


  • Keynote address by Juan F Gonzalez-Valero, Head Public Policy and Partnerships, Syngenta, "Planting Innovation - Harvesting a Green Economy"


  • Highlights of the day by Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director World Resource Forum, Switzerland


Sept. 21, 2011

  • Keynote address by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair International Resource Panel on “Policies and Technologies of Decoupling”


  • Keynote address by Marilyn Mehlmann, General Secretary Global Action Plan International on “A hunger for less”


  • Keynote address by Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Institute of Social Ecology Vienna, Vice Chair of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Scientific Member UNEP International Resource Panel on “Sociometabolic regimes, revolutions and transitions”


  • Highlights of the day by Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director World Resource Forum, Switzerland


  • Presentation of conference summary, list of recommendations by Shaoyi Li, UNEP Resource Panel


  • Closing Panel, moderated by Harry Lehmann, UBA


  • Special Announcement by Yonglong Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences