Call for Abstracts
Perspective of extractive economies, Public-private partnerships initiatives, Responsible sourcing and trade-offs, Supply security, energy minerals
Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
Social and environmental impacts, Minamata Convention, driving forces in global value chains, informal ASM integration, remote sensing application
Illicit Financial Flows
Trade flows, issues and impacts, traceability methods, sustainable financing, legal and regulatory provisions, Africa-China
e-waste, end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), plastics, batteries, ODS management
Innovation and technology
hazardous waste treatment, informal – formal partnerships, take-back systems, due diligence approach, waste to energy
Favourable framework conditions
policy and regulations, EPR and financing, transboundary movement, inclusive recycling, young entrepreneurship
CE across different sectors and products
Electronics, plastics, food systems, textiles
Rethinking business models (for CE)
From products to services, product design, industrial symbiosis, enabling environment
The human side of circular economy, low carbon solutions, leap-frog opportunities, transition process
Participants are welcome to submit the following types of contributions:
1) Short proceedings for oral presentations
2) Posters (A0, 90×120 cm)
Abstracts (max 300 words) of either theoretical or applied nature can be submitted online via the WRF conference tool.
Contributions should address one of the three key topics listed above and should not have been previously presented at international conferences or published in international journals. Final acceptance of any contribution requires registration of the author to attend the conference. The Scientific Expert Committee determines whether the author of an accepted short proceeding is ultimately invited for a paper or poster presentation.
Authors with high quality abstracts will be offered to publish a full paper in a peer reviewed journal. Upon agreement with the corresponding author, all provided information including PowerPoint presentations and posters will be made accessible to the public on the WRF website after the conference.
Opening of abstract submission: Dec 18, 2019
Early evaluation request*: Jan 30, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance: Mar 15, 2020
Registration deadline for authors: May 1, 2020
Announcement of final program: May 15, 2020
WRF 2020 Congress: Jun 23-25, 2020
* Please note that it is possible for those submitting an abstract to ask for early notification of acceptance if they need a visa or to raise funds in order to attend the conference.
Kindly submit your abstract via our conference tool