ERF 2020 online: The 5th European Resources Forum took place on November 03, 2020, as a virtual conference.

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November 03, 2020, Tuesday

09.30 | Opening session (room: Auditorium)

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner President, German Environment Agency
  • Virginijus Sinkevicius European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
  • Stientje van Veldhoven Minister for the Environment, The Netherlands
  • Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany (video message)
  • Prof. Hans Bruyninckx Executive Director, European Environment Agency

10.30 | Plenary session I: The nexus between resource use and climate change - Making Europe more resource efficient and climate friendly (room: Auditorium)

  • Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz Chair in Sustainable Global Resources, University College London, Director of The Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Harald U. Sverdrup Professor of System Dynamics, University of Applied Science, Hamar, Norway 
  • Francesco La Camera Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency, Italy
  • Chair: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency

11.30-11.45 | BREAK

11.45-12.45 | Parallel sessions (block I):


Parallel sessions 1: Resource efficient and circular design - from niche to mainstream (room: Charlottenburg)

  • Harri Moora, PhD Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn, Estonia
  • Aino Vepsälainen Design Forum Finland
  • Ronja Scholz Technical University Berlin, Fraunhofer Institue for Reliability and Microintegration, 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 (room: Kreuzberg)

  • Kai Neumann Considio GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Stephan Lutter Research group Global Resource Use, Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Elena Rovenskaya Program Director, Advanced Systems Analysis, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • 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 (room: Köpenick)

  • Dr. Thomas Jakl Deputy General Director, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Gabriele Eigenmann Senior Industrial Development Officer, Department of Environment/Industrial Resource Efficiency Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Pascal Chalvon Head of sustainability, Solvay, Belgium (cancel)
  • 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 (room: Schöneberg)

  • Ferdinand Zotz Head of Resource Management and Circular Economy, Rambøll Group, Munich, Germany
  • Martin Westbomke Chairman of the Board, RDRWind, Germany
  • Jinfeng Zhang National Energy Key Laboratory for Wind and Solar Simulation, Testing and Certification, Blade Certification Division, China
  • Marylise Schmid Analyst, Environment & Planing, Wind Europe, Belgium
  • Chair: Dr. Ines Oehme Head of Section Product Responsibility, German Environment Agency

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

  • Dr. Janez Potočnik Co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel, former European Commissioner for R&D and Environment, Slovenia
  • Delara Burkhardt Member of European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Germany
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen Member of European Parliament, Group of the European People's Party, Finland
  • Michael Bloss Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Germany
  • Moderation: Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Divison for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency

13.45 | BREAK

14.00-15.00 | Parallel sessions (block II):


Parallel session 5: Sustainability, climate protection and resource efficiency in the health system (room: Charlottenburg)

  • Dr. Tanja Bratan Coordinator of Business Unit Innovations in the Health System, Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research, Germany
  • Dr. Ulli Weisz Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Nicole de Paula Founder, Woman Leaders for Planetary Heath, and Inaugural Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Potsdam, Brazil
  • 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? (room: Kreuzberg)

  • Enrique Garcia John Policy Officer, Waste Management & Secondary Materials, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
  • Bo Balduyck European Chemicals Agency
  • Maria Thestrup Jensen Ministry of Environment and Food, Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark
  • 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 (room: Köpenick)

  • Barbara Bacigalupi Policy Officer, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Mommaas Director, Netherlands Enviromental Assessment Agency
  • Dr. Melanie Haupt Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Bringezu Director, Center for Environmental Systems Research, University Kassel, Germany
  • Chair: Dr. Philip Nuss Section Fundamental Aspects, Sustainability Strategies and Scenarios, Sustainable Resource Use, German Environment Agency

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

  • Dr. Markus Berger Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Boulay International Reference Centre for Life Cycle of Products, Services and Systems, Canada
  • Jonas Bunsen Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technical University 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 (room: Charlottenburg)

  • Prof. Detlef van Vuuren Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Professor in Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change, Utrecht University
  • Malin Pettersson-Beckeman Head of Sustainability Communications & Engagement, Inter IKEA Group, Sweden 
  • Dr. Lewis Akenji Executive Director, Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
  • Chair: Dr. Michael Lettenmeier, D-mat, Finland

Parallel session 10: Resource efficient buildings, infrastructures and building solutions (room: Kreuzberg)

  • Hubert Rhomberg Managing Director, Rhomberg Holding, Cree GmbH, Austria
  • Cédric de Meeûs Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Government Relations, LafargeHolcim, Switzerland
  • Klaus Dosch Director, Factor X Agency, Entwicklungsgesellschaft indeland GmbH, Germany
  • Chair: Alexa Lutzenberger Alrene Consulting, ResScore GmbH

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

  • Prof. Dr. Olga Sergienko ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Dr. Ashok Khosla Member of UNEP International Resource Panel, India
  • Prof. Dr. Bing Zhu Director and Professor, Institute for Circular Economy, Tsinghua University, Member of UNEP International Resource Panel, China
  • Chika Aoki-Suzuki Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
  • Chair: Dr. Detlef Schreiber Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH, Germany

Parallel session 12: Learning about resource efficiency - The role of the higher education system (room: Schöneberg)

  • Prof. Holger Rohn Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, University of Applied Sciences, BilRess-Network, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Masseck Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Sakari Autio LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Chair: Dr. Carolin Baedeker Co-Director, Division Sustainable Production and Consumption, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

Parallel Session 13: Top ten technologies towards a sustainable use of our resources (room: Pankow)

  • Hartwig Michels President, Petrochemicals BASF, Germany
  • Prof. Stéphane Mangin Université de Lorraine, France
  • Cody Finke CEO, Brimstone Energy, USA
  • Chair: Prof. Victoire de Margerie Founder & Vice Chairman, World Materials Forum, Academician at the National Academy of Technologies of France

16.15 | Plenary session III: Outlook and next steps (room: Auditorium)

  • Dr. Harry Lehmann General Director, Division for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency
  • Jagoda Munic Director, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Esha Nitin Patil ERF Student Reporter, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Dehli, India
  • Julian Alexander Becker ERF Student Reporter, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
  • Dr. Ashok Khosla Member of UNEP International Resource Panel, India

 16.45 | End of the conference