The WS should follow up and deepen the discussion of the plenary session II “How can international and national policies establish a resource efficient green economy”. The workshop will discuss policy options and concrete policy approaches (including good practice examples) aiming at improving the governance of natural resources. The resource policies can be related to various traditional policy areas (e.g. environmental policy, science, technology and innovation policy, trade policy etc) and can be undertaken at different levels of decision-making (e.g. international, national as well as regional and urban). The discussion will address the roles and potential synergies between the different policy areas and levels in pursuing resource policies. The WS should result in concrete policy recommendations (e.g. as a possible input for a final WRF Declaration and as a possible input for Rio +20).
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Summary (first part):
We will discuss some relevant steps along the life cycle of buildings: From designing and planning of buildings to the producion and marketing of materials aspects of maintenance. All aspects contribute to efficient resource use!
Summary (second part):
The workshop speakers represent a very large view of mobility: From the intelligent way of driving shared cars to the use of the right bags, from the the compensation of emissions coming from essential rides to use bytes instead of rides. All aspects contribute to efficient resource use!
Less common elements like cerium, gadolinium, indium, lithium, scandium, and many more play an increasing role as materials used in modern technologies, especially for green energy, communication technology and nano-/micro technology. Most of these elements are not mined in Europe but mainly in the continents Asia, Africa and in the Americas. The Council of Less Common Elements (CLCE), plans to bring knowledge, experience and opinions together from decision makers in economy, technology, politics and society. Requirements of industry in respect to geopolitical, economical, ecological, social and scientific issues will be outlined by expert opinions. An interactive panel discussion between speakers and participants is foreseen in order to identify future activities of CLCE.
Discussion panel about the future implications of resource use in Asia-Pacific and in Latin America; together with ROLAC and ROAP.