WRF 2013 – sizzling event with political outcomes

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Davos, 9 October 2013 WRF 2013 has come to an end. Over 400 participants enjoyed three days of political debate, creative brainstorming, scientific discussions, passionate talks in the corridors, constructing new projects with new partners, hanging out with each other, admiring … Continue reading

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Steiner announces increased UNEP – WRF cooperation

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Nairobi, June 21 2013 In a letter to the WRF Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, has expressed his wish to explore ways for increasing the cooperation between UNEP, in particular its International Resource Panel (IRP), and … Continue reading

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ENERGIE 2013 - I want you

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New: WRF 2012 meeting report now available

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St. Gallen, 15 april 2013 The meeting report of World Resources Forum 2012 was published today. The report has the chairman’s summary, plenary session stories, selected workshop highlights, overview of scientific sessions and posters, the full WRF 2012 final program, results … Continue reading

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Gefeliciteerd ma, je zou vandaag 81 geworden zijn

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“Jo 80“. Dat was de titel van het grote feest voor mijn vader, bijna zes jaar geleden. Zaaltje. Slingers. Koffie met gebak. Lopend buffet. Bier en jenever. Het feestvarken op een versierde stoel met ballonnen. Gedichten. En een powerpoint met … Continue reading

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WRF calls for Resource Efficiency at UNCTAD Meeting

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Geneva, 21 March 2013 Investing in resource efficiency is a smart longterm strategy for stabilising commodity markets with no regrets. This was the key message of WRF Managing Director Bas de Leeuw who spoke to last week’s UNCTAD expert meeting on … Continue reading

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Commodity Trade Hotspot Switzerland debate: “no them and us”

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St Gallen, 15 November 2012. Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director at WRF opened the Oikos conference at the University of St. Gallen.  He introduced the topic of sustainability presenting the key concepts, challenges and opportunities. This introduction led to the main topic … Continue reading

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“Sustainability is about behavior. We need social science to make real progress”

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Bern, 7 November 2012   “Sustainability is about behavior, things that people feel, think and do. We cannot solve this issue with natural and technical science alone. We can go on publishing our analyses and organizing our UN conferences for another … Continue reading

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Allemaal meer loon …. gesproken column voor D66 congres (video)

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Rotterdam, 21 april 2012 Allemaal meer loon … en het milieu ook nog schoon! Dat was de uitdagende titel van de speech van Bas de Leeuw op het D66 voorjaarscongres, gehouden in het Rotterdamse Luxortheater. De integrale tekst staat hier … Continue reading

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Presenting the shortcut to sustainability (video)

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Mumbai, January 2012. Opening the Sustainability Series, an employee training program of the Indian YES Bank, Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director of the World Resources Forum, made the business case for sustainability, and commented about consumer attitude and expectations. In … Continue reading

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