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World Resources Forum Association
The World Resources Forum (WRF) is the science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, political, social and environmental implications of global resource use. WRF promotes innovation for resource productivity by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, business, SMEs, NGOs and the public.
As a multi-stakeholder platform, the World Resources Forum (WRF) Association membership is open to individuals as well as to a large array of organisations such as companies, governmental agencies, international organisations, NGOs, scientific as well as academic institutions.
The Swiss-based materials research institute Empa, part of the prestigious ETH Domain, has with much success organised international conferences on recycling and re-use of resources since 1993. In 2009 Empa together with the Factor 10 Institute decided to broaden the scope of the conferences to include the full life-cycle of products and services. And so the series of conferences became the World Resources Forum, which has attracted high-level politicians and scientists from all over the world.
Establishment of the World Resources Forum Association
The WRF Association has been established on March 16, 2012 with support from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector. Influential leaders have joined the effort and Bas de Leeuw (former UNEP) has become Managing Director. If you are interested to become an associate partner of the association, you will find more information here.