Upcoming Events

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Hosting of the International Global Chemicals Outlook II Workshop in cooperation with UN Environment

The Global Chemicals Outlook II is being developed in response to the mandates received through Decision 27-2 of the Governing Council in 2013 and Resolution 2/7 on chemicals and waste of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in 2016.

The mandates requested, among others, to address the 2020 Goal on the sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes, the Environmental Policy Issues identified by the International Conference on Chemicals Management as well as other issues where emerging evidence indicates a risk to human health and the environment, and provide scientific input and options for actions to reach relevant Sustainable Development Goals and targets up to and beyond 2020. The overarching objective of the workshop is to review the emerging content of the zero draft of the Global Chemicals Outlook II and to elicit inputs from participants relevant for preparing a full draft by early September 2018. The workshop will bring together ca. 90-100 experts from governments, the private sector, civil society and intergovernmental organizations, as well as lead authors and contributors of the Global Chemicals Outlook II, including regional experts.

The Global Chemicals Outlook II

Currently being developed by UN Environment, the GCO-II will provide scientific input and options for the sound management of chemicals and waste as well as the implementation of actions to reach relevant Sustainable Development Goals and targets, including on innovation. To be launched in early 2019, the GCO-II seeks to inform the intersessional process on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 and the March 2019 session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. Learn more about the GCO

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

The Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry 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 a theoretical part (lectures) and practical exercises/case studies, group discussions and an excursion to exemplify important aspects of sustainable chemistry.

Further information is available at the Leuphana University website.

Travel grants availabe – apply now!

Travel grants are available for participants from abroad (up to 1,000 Euros for out of Europe, up to 500 Euros for participants from Europe)! If interested, please apply by sending an email to » until 15 June 2018 (!) attaching the registration form, a motivation letter, a CV as well as letter(s) of recommendation.



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.

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.