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 of participants survey and an overview of sponsors and partners.
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WRF 2012 took place in the prestigious China National Convention Centre, where over 700 participants were present at the official opening by China’s Vice-Minister for Environmental Protection, H.E. Li Ganjie. The confernce had keynotes from influential scientists such as Amory B. Lovins (Rocky Mountains Institute) and Tom Graedel (Yale University), Member of the European Parliament Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, and business leaders, such as Joachim Klink (Hewlett-Packard). Several workshops were organised, including by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences, the German Federal Environmental Agency, the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute CSCP Centre, and others. Oral sessions (250 abstracts presented in 11 scientific themes), some 80 poster presentations, and a children’s drawing exhibition of Swiss and Chinese schools were part of the program as well.