Programme

Programme of the 3rd European Resources Forum (Download)

(Status: May 2016)


DAY 1    Wednesday, 9 November 2016

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12.00    Registration
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12.30    Opening Session

Maria Krautzberger President, Federal Environment Agency, Germany9

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

Frans Timmermans* First Vice President, European Commission
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13.30    Key note

Johan Rockström* Professor, Water systems and Global Sustainability,
Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
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14.30    Coffee break
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15.00    Plenary session: International perspectives for a resource efficient
               world

Dr. Janez Potocnik* Co-chair, UNEP International Resource Panel (IRP)

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

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

Federica Fricano*, General Director, Department for Environmental Research
and Development, Minitry for the Environment and territory, Italy

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, UK

Prof. Dr. Jan J. Jonker Chair of “Sustainable Entrepreneurship”,
Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, Netherlands

Chair: Dr. Martin Vogt Managing Director, The Association of German Engineers
(VDI), Centre for Resource Efficiency, Germany
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17.30    Get together, dinner
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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

Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner Director, German Development Institute, Co-Chair,
German Advisory Council on Global Change
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09.45    Plenary session: Resource efficient land use within the rural urban nexus

Sephanie Wunder Senior Scientist, Ecologic Institute, Germany

Marielle Dubbeling* Director, Foundation-International network of Resource
centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security, The Netherlands

Helyn Clack* Surrey County Council, President of Peri Urban Regions Platform Europe, UK

To be specified

Chair: Dr. Inge Paulini Secretary-General, German Advisory Council on Global Change
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11.00    Coffee break
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11.30    Parallel session A: Best practice cases for the circular economy

To be specified

Chair: Bettina Rechenberg General Director, Division Sustainable Production and
Products, Waste Management, Federal Environment Agency, Germany
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11.30    Parallel session B: European country initiatives for resource efficiency

Paweł Kaźmierczyk Integrated Environmental Assessments, European Environment
Agency, Denmark

Andreas Hauser Economics Section, Federal Offices for the Environment FOEN, Switzerland

To be specified

Chair: Matthias Koller Head of Section “Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability
Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use”, Federal Environment
Agency, Germany
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11.30    Parallel session C: Resource efficiency around the world – taking
               inspiration from local examples in development cooperation

To be specified
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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, UCL Institute
for Sustainable Resources, University College London, member of UNEP International
Resource Panel, United Kingdom

Karl Falkenberg* Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development, European Political
Strategy Centre (EPSC)

Dr. Helge Wendenburg* General Director, Water Management, Resource Conservation,
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

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
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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

Claude Turmes* Member of European Parliament, European Green Party

Simona Bonafè* Member of European Parliament, Socialists & Democrats

Karl-Heinz Florenz* Member of European Parliament, European People's Party*

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy* Member of European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for
Europe

Mark Demesmaeker* Member of European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Chair: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division “Environmental
Planning and Sustainability Strategies”, Federal Environment Agency, Germany
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16.30    Summary and closing

Dr. Harry Lehmann Federal Environment Agency, Germany
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17.00    Get Together European & National Resources Forum 2016
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*to be confirmed