WRF 2021 – A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources

WRF 2021 – A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources

This year’s World Resources Forum (WRF 2021), co-hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, will run under the theme of “A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources”, with a focus on three main topic streams: primary resources, secondary resources and circular economy. The conference takes place on October 12-14, in an innovative hybrid format: three days of online sessions and two small-scale in-person events in Switzerland (October 13th) and Ghana (October 14th). The opening speeches will be given by Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Ghana’s Environment Minister, and Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, Swiss Federal Councillor. There will be an in-person Swiss […]

Registration for the SusCritMat MOOC is now possible!

Registration for the SusCritMat MOOC is now possible!

This course provides a systemic understanding of CRMs and equips you with tools and strategies for managing them in a sustainable way. The course covers the entire raw materials’ value chain, which will help you see what actions can be taken at every stage and how you can make informed decisions, and contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable approach to CRMs, regardless of your professional or academic background. Key topics include access to raw materials, environmental and social impacts, geopolitical factors, market dynamics, economics, supply chains, global trends in CRM use, and resource efficiency. You can choose from three different tracks that cover possible solutions from a technical, […]

Digital TecDays in whole Switzerland

Digital TecDays in whole Switzerland

The TecDay is a special occasion on which Swiss high school students can get in touch with experts in various scientific areas, have fun and hopefully also get interested in starting a career in science. They can choose among a multitude of modules in which experts will present a scientific topic in a way students can relate with, counteracting the belief that science is dry or something without everyday relevance. Also ESM has taken part in various Online TecDays this school year. In the module, an introduction to the topic of critical raw materials and their role in our society was given and in a second part the students worked […]

Technology Outlook 2021 by SATW

Technology Outlook 2021 by SATW

What technological advances will shape the Swiss economy and society in the coming years? The Technology Outlook 2021 knows the answer! Every two years, the SATW creates an early detection report, the Technology Outlook, which describes pioneering technologies, evaluates their importance for Switzerland and compares Switzerland with selected European countries on the basis of social media posts. For the first time, the importance of technologies for Switzerland, but also the intensity of the discussion on social media as a trend over time will be shown. Our managing director, Alessandra Hool, collaborated on it and elaborated the role of critical materials will play in the future. The article can be found […]