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Resources Unlimited? Moving to a resource-efficient economy

WWF European Policy Office

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (CEST)

Brussels, Belgium

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08:30 - 9:15   Registration and welcome coffee

9:15   Welcome and introduction by Tony Long, Director, WWF European Policy Office and Katarina Molin, Director-General, ACE


9:30   Session I. ‘Barriers and opportunities to resource efficiency: How to align our demands with how much capital Nature offers’?

Speakers:

  • Janez  Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment 
  • Simon Upton, Director, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Bernard ter Haar, Director-General for the Environment, Dutch Ministry of Environment

11:00   Break

11:30   Session II. ‘Natural resources and land use: Matching growing demand with limited resources – what are the solutions?’

Speakers:

  • Patricia Reilly, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
  • Elisabet Salander Björklund, CEO,  Bergvik Skog
  • Avrim Lazar,  President & CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada
  • Michael Obersteiner, Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


13:00   Lunch


14:00   Session III. ‘Sustainable consumption: Changing behaviour to live within the planet's boundaries?

Speakers:

  • Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever
  • David Norman, Director of Campaigns, WWF UK 
  • Sylvie Lemmet, Director Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP (Rapporteur for Resource Efficiency), ALDE Group, European Parliament


15:30   Break

 

16:00   Concluding Panel: "Are we really 'moving to a resource-efficient economy'?

Speakers:

  • Jo Leinen, MEP, S&D Group, European Parliament
  • Joanna Maćkowiak – Pandera, Under Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Environment
  • Robin Miège, Director of Strategy, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Walter Radermacher, Director-General, Eurostat, European Commission

17:00   Closing remarks by Erika Mink, President, ACE and Jim Leape, Director-General, WWF International 

17:15 JOINT RECEPTION ORGANISED BY WWF & ACE TO CELEBRATE THEIR RESPECTIVE 50th ANNIVERSARIES (Register for the reception)

Have questions about Resources Unlimited? Moving to a resource-efficient economy? Contact WWF European Policy Office

When & Where


The Square
rue Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (CEST)


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WWF European Policy Office

STEFANIA CAMPOGIANNI

Phone: +32 2 743 88 15 / 743 8800

Mobile: +32 499 539736 

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Event organised by WWF, ACE, the European Commission and the OECD

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