Program

Virtual conference: The 5th European Resources Forum will be held on November 03, 2020 as a virtual conference.

Technical information will be announced soon.

Pre-registration: send your e-mail to erf [at] uba [dot] de

November 03, 2020, Tuesday

(* To be confirmed / to be specified)

09.30 | Opening session

  • Dr. Dirk Messner President, German Environment Agency
  • Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Frans Timmermans* Vice President, European Commission
  • Prof. Hans Bruyninckx* Executive Director, European Environment Agency

10.15 | Plenary session I: The nexus between resource use and climate change - Making Europe more resource efficient and climate friendly

  • Francesco La Camera* Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz* Chair in Sustainable Global Resources, University College London, Director of The Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources, United Kingdom
  • Harald U. Sverdrup* Lund University, Sweden
  • Chair: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Divison for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Enviroment Agency

11.15 | BREAK

 

11.30-12.30 | Parallel sessions (block 1):

Parallel sessions 1: Circular design - from niche to mainstream

  • Harri Moora, PhD Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn, Estonia
  • Aino Vepsälainen Design Forum Finland
  • Ronja Scholz Technical University Berlin, Fraunhofer IZM Berlin, Germany
  • Joan Prummel Rijkswaterstaat Environment, The Netherlands
  • Chair: Carsten Beyer Managing director, sustainable projects, Germany

Parallel session 2: Modelling the nexus between resource use and climate change

  • Kai Neumann Considio GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Stephan Lutter Research group Global Resource Use, Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Tbs*
  • Chair: Ullrich Lorenz Section Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use, German Environment Agency

Parallel sessions 3: Towards resource efficient and sustainable chemistry

  • Mag. Dr. Thomas Jakl Head of Section Chemical Policy and Biocides, Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Petra Schwager Senior Industrial Development Officer, Department of Environment, Industrial Resource Efficiency Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Pascal Chalvon Head of sustainability, Solvay, Belgium
  • Chair: Dr. Jutta Klasen General Director, Division Chemical Safety, German Environment Agency

Parallel session 4: Renewable energies and end of life - the example of wind turbines

  • Ferdinand Zotz Head of Resource Management and Circular Economy, Rambøll Group A/S, Munich, Germany
  • Andrea Aschemeyer Head of the Expert Group for Norms, Standards and Labels of RDR Wind e. V., Hanover, Germany
  • Dr. Alexandra Pehlken Head of Steinbeis Transfer Centre Resource Stuttgart, Germany
  • Marylise Schmid Analyst, Environment & Planing, Wind Europe, Belgium
  • Chair: Dr. Ines Oehme Head of Section Product Responsibility, German Environment Agency

12.30 | BREAK

 

12.45 | Plenary session II: The European green deal - New impulses for a resource efficient Europe in a circular economy*

 

13.45 | BREAK

 

14.00-15.00 | Parallel sessions (block II):

Parallel session 5: Sustainability, climate protection and resource efficiency in the health system

  • Dr. Nicole de Paula Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellow awardee at International Institute for Sustainable Development Potsdam, Brazil
  • Dr. Ulli Weisz Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Tanja Bratan Coordinator of Business Unit Innovations in the Health System, Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research ISI, Germany
  • Chair: Christopher Manstein Section Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use, German Environment Agency

Parallel session 6: Fostering the resource efficient and circular economy - How to manage the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation?

  • Enrique Garcia John Policy Officer, Waste Management & Secondary Materials, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
  • Maria Thestrup Jensen AC Tecnician/Chemicals, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bo Balduyck ECHA European Chemicals Agency
  • Chair: Dr. Bettina Rechenberg General Director, Division Sustainable Production and Products, Waste Management, German Environment Agency

Parallel session 7: Resource efficiency and circular economy indicators and targets

  • Prof. Hans Mommaas Director, Netherlands Enviromental Assessment Agency
  • Astrid Ladefoged* Head of Unit, Sustainable Development Goals, Green Finance & Economic Analysis, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
  • Tbs*
  • Chair: Dr. Philip Nuss Section Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use, German Enviroment Agency

Parallel session 8: Global implications of a country’s water footprint - the case of industrialised countries

  • Dr. Markus Berger Institute of Environmental Technology, Sustainable Engineering, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Boulay International Reference Center for Life Cycle of Products, Services and Systems, Canada
  • Jonas Bunsen Institute of Environmental Technology, Sustainable Engineering, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Masaharu Motoshita National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Chair: Manuela Helmecke Section General Aspects of Water and Soil, German Environment Agency

15.00 | BREAK

 

15.15-16.15 | Parallel sessions (block III):

Parallel session 9: Sustainable lifestyles for the resource efficient and circular economy

  • Prof. Detlev van Vuuren* Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Marlin Pettersson-Beckeman* IKEA International, Sweden 
  • Dr. Lewis Akenji Executive Director, SEED Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
  • Chair: Dr. Michael Lettenmeier, D-mat, Finland

Parallel session 10: Resource efficient buildings, infrastructures and building solutions

  • Cédric de Meeûs Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Government Relations, LafargeHolcim, Switzerland
  • Tbs*
  • Tbs*
  • Chair: Tbs*

Parallel session 11: The international dimension of resource efficiency - Policies and best practise examples from all over the world*

 

Parallel session 12: Tbs*

 

16.15 | Plenary session III: Outlook and next steps

  • Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Divison for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Enviroment Agency
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich* Professor for Resource and Energy Systems at technical University of Dortmund, Co-chair of Resources Commission at the German Environment Agency, Germany
  • Tbs*


16.30 | End of the conference

 

(* To be confirmed / to be specified)