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The 4th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development, taking place at Leuphana University Lüneburg, will bring together students from all over the world learning, discussing and developing own ideas about this year’s theme: Construction Materials and Habitation.
The Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry on Sustainable Development (24-28 September) 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 with lectures and a practical part with 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 on specific problems such as sustainable building materials, recycling and substitution of hazardous building materials. The issue of sustainable production and consumption in international cooperation will be addressed in this context too, to identify possible approaches and solutions. The exchange of experiences between the participants within practical exercises and workshops will complement lectures.
Experts and external speakers from science, industry and other authorities, such as Elsevier, Evonik, the German Environment Agency (BMU) and UN Environment will provide diverse insights on the relevant topics to stimulate discussion. A one-day excursion to the “International Building Exhibition” in Hamburg will complement the programme. Moreover, participants will be working on developing an own project idea.