The World Resources Forum (WRF) 2021 took place as a hybrid event from 12-14 October 2021. Sessions took place online, but also physically in Switzerland and Ghana. The physical events were also live streamed worldwide. Please find information on the program, conference tracks, speakers, etc. on the WRF 2021 website.
I was moderating two panel discussions during the physical event in Switzerland on Wednesday, 13 October 2021: The first one on “Fostering sustainability in commodity trading & finance: the role of transparency and technology”, and the second one on “’Green Mining’ – can we move from vision to reality?”
The governance, management and use of natural resources play a pivotal role in the global transition towards green, low-carbon and resilient economies. Such policies and processes are decisive for humankind’s ability to successfully cope with the interlinked environmental crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Only by having in place sustainable, equitable and inclusive processes for harnessing resources, the transition can deliver distributed and long-lasting environmental, economic and social benefits.
This is why the WRF 2021 focused on “A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources” and, in so doing, aimed at providing the grounds for stakeholders from policy, science, industry and civil society to come together and engage in an open and inspiring dialogue to discuss the most pressing challenges and co-create solutions for a prosperous future.