“Charting the Path to Sustainable Resource Management: Unveiling the 2024 Global Resources Outlook Report (GRO24)”


15h30 – Welcome and Introduction – Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

15h40 – Keynote Address: Towards sustainable resource management and decent lives for all: science and solutions from Global Resources Outlook 2024

  • Janez Potočnik, co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP)

16h00 – Presentation: Exploring financial mechanisms and indicators for sustainable resource management

  • Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

16h15 – Panel Discussion 1: Finance for Systemic Resource Management (Chair: Paul Tang MEP)

  • Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
  • Paul Ekins – Professor of Resources and Environment Policy, University College London
  • Mathilde Crêpy – Head of Environmental Transparency, ECOS

16h45 – Presentation: Introducing the WBCSD’s Global Circularity Protocol

  • Josip Pervan – Senior Manager, Policy Advocacy & Member mobilization, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

17h00 – Panel Discussion 2: Global Governance for Systemic Resource Management (Chair: Heidi Hautala MEP)

  • Jeff Turner – Senior Advisor, WBCSD (remote)
  • Hans Bruyninckx – Professor of Environmental Governance, University of Antwerp
  • Heather Grabbe – Senior Fellow, Bruegel

17h30 – Break

 17h45 – Panel Discussion 3: Equity and Justice  (Chair: Ville Niinistö MEP)

  • Janez Potočnik – co-chair IRP
  • Veronika Hunt-Šafránková – Head of Brussels Office, UN Environment Programme
  • Astrid Ladefoged – Head of Unit for Planetary Resources, Universal Values and Environmental Security, DG ENV

18h15 – Closing Remarks – Paul Tang MEP

18h30 – Networking Reception (Members’ Salon)