“Some participants have said that the World Resources Forum (WRF) is actually the real World Economic Forum, because here they talk about the issues that are truly important,” says Bas de Leeuw, managing director of the WRF.
Standing upright and proud, Bas de Leuw, the Managing Director of the World Resources Forum, announced at the opening session that the World Resources Forum 2015 will be carbon neutral. While offsetting CO2 emissions may be a means for compensation, for conferences organizers and participants, it’s not as easy to walk the talk.
It’s estimated that there are 600 lbs of plastic waste in the sea for every pound of plankton. One in four fish (including those we eat) have plastic in them. How much more can we take? Captain Charles Moore is an internationally recognized expert on marine plastic pollution and head of Algalita, a marine research and education nonprofit aiming is to prevent ocean plastic pollution. His team developed the first protocols for measuring plastic debris in oceans, methods now used globally by scientists and researchers.
Spice, a “time bank,” named for its mission to “add some spice” to the organization of society. Like many other community currency initiatives, Spice isn’t aiming to replace conventional money but rather to supplement it: “Our ambition is to counterbalance what the mainstream system is not good at.”