ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

The ISC3 connects relevant stakeholders from all sectors enabling them to promote sustainable chemistry easier and faster. Several workstreams will be initiated over the next years inviting all interested parties to join. The workstreams will address topics regarding the SDGs as well as cross-cutting issues such as: 

  • Workstream on Sustainable Chemistry & Climate Change
  • Workstream on Sustainable Chemistry & Buildings and Living
  • Workstream on Sustainable Chemistry & Mobility
  • Workstream on Sustainable Chemistry & Agriculture
  • Workstream on Sustainable Chemistry & Circular Economy
  • Workstream on Sustainable Chemistry & Digitalization (Chemistry 4.0)
  • Workstream on Setting up a global Start-up Service and Network 

The workstreams will be prepared with workshops in the frame of a global Scenario Process which will be carried out in 2018.

The ISC3 Global Scenario Process

The ISC3 intends to facilitate a scenario process later in 2018, in which experts will have an opportunity to debate how Sustainable Chemistry impacts our future. What kind of chemical products and chemical production processes do we need to shape a sustainable future? What are the societal, economic and political implications of Sustainable Chemistry? In what areas are chemical innovations key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals? What are the pathways towards a sustainable circular economy given the needs of a growing population for food, housing, energy, transport, health and safety? Is new legislation required to make the change happen?

The scenarios are intended as a process, with the aim of delivering generally accepted and expert validated discussion documents. They should provide an opportunity for civil society to voice expectations and concerns, help industry players in the refinement of their strategy and investments, provide input to policy makers in the shaping of regulatory frameworks and instruments, and they should spur further research.

Furthermore “ISCnet – International Sustainable Chemistry Network” is ISC3s key instrument and platform for a worldwide exchange of information, ideas and projects on this topic. Events around the world complete the commitment of ISC3.