Programme

Programme booklet

DAY 1    Wednesday, 9 November 2016

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12.00    Registration and opening of the exhibition area
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12.30    Opening Session

Maria Krautzberger President, German Environment Agency 

Dr. Barbara Hendricks Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Karmenu Vella European Commissioner for Enviroment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (video message)

Dr. Janez Potocnik  Co-chair, UNEP International Resource Panel

Chair: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division I "Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies", German Environment Agency  
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13.30    Key note: Resource Efficiency - Potential and Economic Implications. Presentation of key findings of the new report by UNEP’s International Resource Panel

Paul Ekins Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, Director, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, member of UNEP International Resource Panel, United Kingdom
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14.30    Coffee break at the exhibition area
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15.00    Plenary session: International perspectives for a resource efficient world

Kathleen Salyer Deputy Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)

Yoshinori Suga Deputy Director Waste Management and Recycling, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Peter Börkey Environment Directorate, Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD, France

Benedetta Dell'Anno Ministry for the Environment and Territory, Italy 

Tim Kasten Deputy Director of UN Environment's Economy Division

Chair: Birgit Schwenk Head of Division European and International Aspects of Resource Efficiency, Raw Materials Policy, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
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16.15    Plenary session: Transforming businesses – new business models

Tuuli Kaskinen Director Demos Helsinki, Finland

Cornelis T. van der Lugt Senior Associate, BSD Consulting, Switzerland; Senior Research Fellow, Stellenbosch University Business School, South Africa

Jocelyn Bleriot Executive Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Jan J. Jonker Chair of Corporate Sustainability, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, Netherlands

Chair: Dr. Martin Vogt Managing Director, VDI Centre for Resource Efficiency, Germany
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17.30    Get together, dinner at the exhibition area

Speech by Reinhard Kaiser Head of Section "Resource Efficiency and Soil Conservation", Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany 
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DAY 2    Thursday, 10 November 2016

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09.00    Key Note: Humanity on the move - the transformative power of cities

Dr. Inge Paulini Secretary-General, German Advisory Council on Global Chang
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09.45    Plenary session: Resource efficient land use within the rural urban nexus

Stephanie Wunder Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute, Germany

Marielle Dubbeling Director, RUAF Foundation-Global partnership on sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food systems, The Netherlands

Vincent O’Connell Surrey County Council, United Kingdom

Chair: Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute, Germany
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11.00    Coffee break at the exhibition area
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11.30    Parallel session A: Best practice cases for the circular economy

Lisa Kossolobow Section General Aspects of Product-related Environmental Protection, Sustainable Consumption, Innovation Programme, German Environment Agency

Cuno van Geet Senior Policy Expert, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

Eric Darlot Engineer, French Agency for Environment and Energy Management

Chair: Dr. Bettina Rechenberg General Director, Division III "Sustainable Production and Products, Waste Management", German Environment Agency
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11.30    Parallel session B: European country initiatives for resource efficiency

Paweł Kaźmierczyk Project manager resource efficiency and material flows, European Environment Agency, Denmark

Dr. Loa Buchli Head of Section, Economics Section, Federal Offices for the Environment FOEN, Switzerland

Andreas Tschulik Head of Divison, Environmental Protection at Company Level and Technology, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

Lieze Cloots International Policy Unit, OVAM, Public Waste Agency of Flanders

Chair: Matthias Koller Head of Section I 1.1 “Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use”, German Environment Agency
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11.30    Parallel session C: Sustainable resource use along the global supply chain

Marilyn Mehlmann Head of development and training, Global Action Plan (GAP) International, Sweden

Dr. Fiona Solomon CEO, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, Australia

Ulrike Haupt Head of Division, Environment, sustainable use of natural resources, marine conservation and biodiversity, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Chair: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency
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11.30    Parallel session D: Advancing the idea of an international platform for resource governance (in cooperation with Word Resources Forum Association)

Xaver Edelmann President, World Resources Forum Association, Switzerland

Paul Ekins Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, Director, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, member of UNEP International Resource Panel, United Kingdom

Victoire de Margerie Vice-President, World Materials Forum, Nancy, France

Bruno Oberle Professor, Institute of Technology and Public Policy, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Vice-president of the World Resources Forum Association, Switzerland

Chair: Bas de Leeuw Managing Director, World Resources Forum Association, Switzerland
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13.00    Lunch snack at the exhibition area
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14.15    Reports from parallel sessions
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15.00    Panel discussion: New impulses for a resource efficient Europe

Magda Stoczkiewicz Director, Friends of the Earth Europe, Belgium

Karl Falkenberg Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission

Werner Bosmans European Commission, DG Environment, Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption

Chair: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division I "Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies", German Environment Agency 
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16.30    Summary and closing

Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division I “Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies”, German Environment Agency 
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17.00    Get Together European & National Resources Forum 2016, dinner at the exhibition area
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