Upcoming Events

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.

1st ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, 25-26 October 2018 in Frankfurt a. M.

The ISC3 Stakeholder Forum will provide stakeholders from all sectors with the opportunity to discuss sustainable chemistry issues and engage with the ISC3 experts on the activities of the centre.

More Information will be available soon.

Conference on Green Chemistry, 5-6 November, Vienna, Austria

As a final event of the programme “Smart and Sustainable Europe” a conference on Green Chemistry will be held on November 5th – 6th, 2018. This conference brings together experts in chemical science and technology, industry and policy to present the current status of Green Chemistry worldwide and in the European Union. It also provides an opportunity for the participants to consider and discuss options for aligning two approaches: chemicals control and sustainable chemical evolution (Green Chemistry), in order to make our society fit for sustainable living with chemicals in a less toxic world. Detailed information on the Green Chemistry Conference and registration is available here.

Part of the conference will be dedicated to a presentation of Green Chemistry Start-ups.

The conference is prepared by the EU Trio Presidency (EE-BG-AT) as their contribution to the achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals within Europe. It will be a follow-up to the joined efforts of the three EU Presidencies to further integrate sustainability in the regulatory framework of European environment policy.

The fourth UNIDO - Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony will be held at the conference’s closing event on November 6th, 2018.

Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony, 6 November 2018 in Vienna

The ceremony will be part of the Green Chemistry Conference 2018 within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) programme, “Smart and Sustainable Europe”, held during Austria’s EU Presidency. Companies and individuals are invited to submit applications for the award in three categories: case studies (for companies), special innovation, and research. The call for applications is open until 15 August 2018.

Detailed information about each award category and application requirements are available here.

4th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference, 5-8 May 2019, Dresden, Germany

The 4th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference will not only provide a forum for chemistry related topics such as synthesis and technical aspects of chemistry and its products, but the broader context that is necessary to enable long term viable and globally applicable contributions of chemistry to the SDGs. The conference aims to provide a forum for participants from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to address these challenges in a broad unique manner the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of Green and Sustainable Chemistry. More information is available at the Elsevier website.