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Arequipa to host World Resources Forum 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014
The Andean city of Arequipa will host this year’s World Resources Forum (WRF) conference, science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, political, social and environmental implications of global resource use.
The meeting will take place at the Cerro Juli Convention Center in Arequipa, in southern Peru, on October 19-22, 2014.

The World Resources Forum (WRF) promotes innovation for resource productivity by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, business, SMEs, NGOs and the public.

WRF organizers include WRF President Xaver Edelmann, Managing Director Bas de Leeuw, and Project Associate María Lucia Hijar.

Team Peru is comprised of Rafael Nuñez and Alfonso Eguiluz, from the Destination Management Organization in Arequipa city; and Marcos Alegre, from the National Cleaner Production Center.

It is worth mentioning that the conference language is English; however, plenary and specific sessions will be translated to Spanish.

In addition to plenary sessions, the program also includes presentations and statements from high-level politicians, economic leaders and academic experts, as well as workshops, scientific sessions, posters and special events.

Moreover, attendees will engage in following topics: Decoupling Economic Growth & Natural Resource Use, Innovation for Resource Efficiency, Policies and Stakeholders Participation, and Recycling Industries and Cities.

Other topics include Measuring Progress – Targets and Indicators, Lifestyles and Education, and Forestry, Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation.

According to the forum’s website, Peru is an important emerging economy committed to sustainable development and belongs to the 17 mega-diverse countries identified by Conservation International. It has 88% of all the climates in the planet.

It should be noted that Peru will host the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 20) in December, 2014.

COP 20 has been officially declared of national interest, and the WRF 2014 conference will provide inputs for its discussions.

This article was originally posted by Andina, here.