Following previous editions which engaged over 15,000 participants in Switzerland, Japan, China, Costa Rica, Australia, Belgium and Ghana, WRF’23 will take place in a hybrid format in Geneva and online on September 4-6 2023.
This edition puts global resource use at the core of a broader economic and societal paradigm shift, calling for a collaborative and effective strategy to respond to the triple planetary crisis and pave the way for a future delivering wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries.
Three major transitions with a high potential for transforming systems towards sustainability.
From a consumer to a sufficient society
From extractive to regenerative value chains
From growth to purpose
Innovative and engaging keynotes shedding light on grand challenges and promising solutions. We call them Lighthouse Talks, because they provide us with a clear direction to follow.
Multi-stakeholder dialogues to approach a topic from multiple perspectives, breaking down silos and embracing diversity while building mutual understanding.
Cutting-edge, science-based sessions with the presentation and discussion of latest research from a multitude of disciplines and approaches. Previously known as scientific sessions.
Fully interactive sessions where partner organisations submit a challenge to be solved. Participants collaborate in small groups to come up with ideas and present their solutions.
Interactive sessions where partner organisations share remarkable results and successful stories. For sharing learnings and exploring whether/how the solutions can be replicated in different contexts.
A series of informal activities and moments to enable participants to get to know each other, explore potential synergies and kick-off new collaborations. Both in person and online.
Ensuring sustainability in the management and use of natural resources is a global challenge calling for collaborative solutions. Our flagship international conferences serve as a platform to establish a prolific and open dialogue among policy-makers, businesses, scientists and civil society leaders. By breaking down silos, we work to provide a platform to confront experiences, share challenges and build a common understanding towards urgent, collaborative action.
Since 2009, we have organised conferences in Japan, Switzerland, China, Peru, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Belgium and Ghana.
There are endless opportunities to collaborate with us and increase the impact of WRF'23. Explore them and get in touch with us!