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  • Published on: 19 Oct 2011
  • Submitted by: World Resources Forum
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Next World Resources Forum to be held in China
"Resources and Green Economy" will be the main theme of WRF2012, to be held in Beijing, China, from 14-17 October, 2012. This was announced by Yonglong Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, during the closing session of WRF2011, in Davos, 21 September 2011. The meeting will review progress made on the Green Economy after Rio +20.

Yonglong Lu presented a first conference announcement, with provisional topics, on behalf of the hosting Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). The conference will be organised by the World Resources Forum Secretariat and the Institute of Process Engineering CAS.

He stated the following reasons for China to host the first WRF outside of Davos: China is an emerging economy with a high resource intensity, it has development opportunities together with resource limitations and is exploring new paths for developing a green economy, with national goals towards economic and social sustainability. China sees the WRF as a platform for exchanges of ideas, opinions on options of integrated resource management.

Abstracts are due on April 30, 2012.

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