ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

4th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry, 24-28 September 2018 at Leuphana University, Lüneburg

The 4th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development (24-28 September 2018) will provide the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts of sustainable chemistry and chemicals management. The program of the Summer School includes lectures, practical exercises, case studies, group discussions and an excursion to exemplify important aspects of sustainable chemistry.

One target of the Summer School is to discuss the scope and benefit of sustainable chemistry in value chains and chemicals in products. Construction materials serve as an illustrative example within this year’s Summer School; it therefore takes a closer look at currently used building materials and their impact on the environment and the availability of resources. The substitution of hazardous building materials, increases in energy efficiency of buildings, life cycle assessments of products used in buildings and the use of plastics in building materials are among the topics that will be discussed. A one-day excursion to the “International Building Exhibition” in Hamburg will complement the program.

Experts and external speakers from science, industry and other authorities, such as Elsevier, Evonik, the German Environment Agency (BMU), UN Environment and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will provide interactive insights on the relevant topics to stimulate discussions. Participants from all over the world will contribute to the exchange by adding their individual perspective and developing their own ideas on how to take forward sustainable chemistry.

Applications are welcome until July 15th!

Further information including information about travel grants for participants from abroad is available at the website of Leuphana University.

The programme is available here.