Bas de Leeuw

Managing Director, World Resources Forum (WRF)

Bas de Leeuw has extensive experience in UN processes and sustainability.

He is Managing Director of the World Resources Forum (WRF), which is well-known for its annual flagship conferences, as well as for multi-stakeholder dialogue projects. He is a full member of the Club of Rome. Before WRF, he was Executive Director of the Donella Meadows Institute and a diplomat for the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). Based in UN Environment’s Economy Division, he has set up and managed several new UN initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption Program, the Marrakesh Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production, the International Life Cycle Panel, and the International Resource Panel, and he was Head of the Secretariat of the last two. Bas has also worked as a National Expert for the OECD on sustainable consumption policies, and has held various positions in the Dutch government.

Bas de Leeuw is moderating the following WCEF2018 session:

Tue 23 October at 14:00 : Circular Economy’s Frontier of Knowledge

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