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Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060: Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences


Date & Time: Tuesday 23 October at 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Location: Pacifico Yokohama, 5th floor, room 511+512
Organiser: OECD
Register: The side event is open to all WCEF participants and registration is not needed.
Contact: Elisabetta Cornago,, +(33-1) 45 24 80 08


In this side event the OECD will present new findings on global projections of primary and secondary materials use. Explicit attention will be given to the economic drivers of decoupling materials use from economic growth, and the associated environmental consequences. The side event will discuss a quantitative outlook to 2060 for materials use at the sectoral and regional levels, for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals). A panel of discussants will provide insights in how these projections can help policy makers around the world.

Chair: Masamichi Kono, OECD Deputy Secretary-General


  • Shardul Agrawala, Head of Environment and Economy Division, OECD Environment Directorate
  • Antonia Gawel, Head of the Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum
  • Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel
  • Yutaka Matsuzawa, Deputy Director-General of the Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan

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