about wrf'23

WORLD RESOURCES FORUM 2023

Rethinking Value -
Resources for planetary wellbeing.

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.

THE FOCUS AREAS OF WRF'23

Conference Tracks

Three major transitions with a high potential for transforming systems towards sustainability.

SUFFICIENCY

From a consumer to a sufficient society

VALUE CHAINS

From extractive to regenerative value chains

DIGITALISATION

From growth to purpose

OUR FORMAT

Conference Sessions

KEYNOTES

KEYNOTES

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.

PANELS

PANELS

Multi-stakeholder dialogues to approach a topic from multiple perspectives, breaking down silos and embracing diversity while building mutual understanding.

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

Cutting-edge, science-based sessions with the presentation and discussion of latest research from a multitude of disciplines and approaches.

IDEATION LABS

IDEATION LABS

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.

SOLUTION LABS

SOLUTION LABS

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.

MATCH-MAKING

MATCH-MAKING

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.

WORLD RESOURCES FORUM CONFERENCES

A global forum for a solutions-oriented dialogue.

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.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

Empowering multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Science-Policy-Industry dialogue
Foster international cooperation
Knowledge co-creation and dissemination
Awareness raising & advocacy
Build support for concerted action
Explore synergies for new collaborations
KEY MESSAGES AT OUR LATEST CONFERENCE

Visions from WRF'21

Be part of this dialogue for change

Become a partner.

There are endless opportunities to collaborate with us and increase the impact of WRF'23. Explore them and get in touch with us!