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27. November 2018

Conference Moderation: Conny Czymoch Germany/United Kingdom


12.00 | Registration


13.00 | Opening Session:  Sustainable Resource Use – Driving the Transition

  • Maria Krautzberger President, German Environment Agency
  • Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Karmenu Vella European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (video message)

Panel Discussion

  • Brenda Edgerton Director Circular Economy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Astrid Schomaker Director, Directorate Global Sustainable Development, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Jeremy Wates Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau

14.45 | Coffee & Tea Break


15.00 | Plenary Session: Transformation Pathways - the Nexus Between Resource and Climate Protection

  • Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency
  • Dr. Hans Bruyninckx Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Denmark
  • Prof. Dr. Helga Weisz Professor of Industrial Ecology and Climate Change, Head of Research Domain Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, member of UNEP International Resource Panel, Germany
  • Prof. Sangwon Suh University of California, Corporate Environmental Management, Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment, United States of America

16.30 | Coffee & Tea Break


16.45 | Plenary Session: Getting the Price Right - Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Instruments

  • Professor Paul Ekins Director; Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy 
    UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, member of UNEP  International Resource Panel, United Kingdom
  • Shardul Agrawala Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD Environment, France
  • Dominic Hogg Phd Founder and Chairman of Eunomia Research & Consulting, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Klaus Jacob Research Director, Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Carola Maggiulli Head of sector, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission

18.15 | Get Together


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28. November 2018

Conference Moderation: Conny Czymoch Germany/United Kingdom


09.00 | Review and Feedback 1st Day

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09.15 | Key Note Speech: The Long Term Cycle of Mineral Resources: Is a Completely Circular Economy Possible?

  • Prof. Ugo Bardi Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of Florence, Member of Club of Rome, Italy

09.45 | Plenary Session: Resource Efficiency Worldwide – the International Dimension

  • Dr. Regina Maria Dube General Director, Department Water Management, Resource Conservation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Dr. Rachna Arora European Union – Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU – REI), Deputy Team Leader & Coordinator, India
  • Janez Potočnik Co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel, former European Commissioner for R&D and Environment, Partner SYSTEMIQ, Slovenia
  • Dr. Tracey Spack Directorate Environment and Climate Change, Director of Products Division, Government of Canada
  • Shigemoto Kajihara President, Japan Waste Research Foundation

11.00 | Coffee & Tea break

11.30 | Parallel Sessions


11.30 | Parallel Session 1: Resource Efficiency in Practice – Examples from Central and Eastern Europe  (small conference room, ground floor)

  • Branko Dunjic Cleaner Production Centre of Serbia
  • Jaana Merisaar Project Manager, Environmental Management Department, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia
  • Pavel Růžička Senior Consultant, ENVIROS, Czech Republic
  • Aida Szilagyi President, National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption, Romania
  • Chair: Dr. Martin Vogt Managing Director, VDI Centre for Resource Efficiency, Germany

11.30 | Parallel Session 2: Resource Efficiency and Business Innovation – Start-Ups by European “Ecopreneurs" (Mendelssohn-Saal, 7th floor)

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter Director, Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, Germany
  • Maija Itkonen CEO, Gold & Green Foods Ltd, Finland
  • Hubert Rhomberg CEO, Rhomberg GmbH, Cree GmbH, Austria
  • Klaus Wiesen Co-Founder and CEO, sustainabill GmbH, Germany
  • Eva Revilla Policy officer on cluster internationalization, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Moderation: Conny Czymoch Germany/United Kingdom

11.30 | Parallel Session 3: Green and Circular Economy – Network Activities of European Environment Agencies (large conference room, ground floor)

  • Pawel Kazmierczyk European Environment Agency, Denmark
  • Ines Oehme, Herwig Unnerstall German Environment Agency
  • Riina Antikainen Finnish Environment Institute
  • Aldert Hanemaaijer Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Chair: Dr. Bettina Rechenberg General Director Division Sustainable Production and Products, Waste Management, German Environment Agency

11.30 | Parallel Session 4: Circular Economy - the Consumer Perspective (Goldberger Saal, 1st floor)

(in Cooperation with World Resources Forum)

  • Lieze Cloots Head, International Policy Unit, OVAM, Public Waste Agency of Flanders
  • Dr. Rolf Buschmann Policy Officer Technology & Environment, Friends of the Earth Germany
  • Markus Terho  The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
  • Dr. Vanessa Timmer Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver, Canada
  • Chair: Bas de Leeuw Managing Director, World Resources Forum Association, Member of Club of Rome, Switzerland

13.00 | Lunch Snack

14.15 | Short Reports from Parallel Sessions

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15.00 | Plenary Session: Digitalisation and Sustainable Resource Use - Opportunities and Challenges

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, Computer Science Department, University ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Maja Göpel Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change
  • Dr. Martin Vogt Managing Director, VDI Centre for Resource Efficiency, Germany

16.30 | Closing Session: Outlook and Next Steps

  • Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency
  • Prof. Bruno Oberle Phd Professor for Green Economy and Resource Governance, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, President World Resources Forum, Member of UNEP International Resource Panel, Switzerland
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17.00 | End of the conference

17.30 | Get Together with Participants of the National Resources Forum 2018