Find information on the activities of the ISC3 in the annual report of the ISC3 “A successful start into a new era of sustainable chemistry”.
The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is a new independent, international institution promoting and developing sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. The centre was established in May 2017 by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as a contribution to the international transformation towards sustainable chemistry and is presently being hosted by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). The ISC3 Headquarters are located in the UN-City of Bonn, Germany. The centre has established a “Research & Education Hub” at Leuphana University, Luneburg and an “Innovation Hub” at DECHEMA, Frankfurt a.M as well as a first regional hub at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA.
Even though the ISC3 was established only a year ago, it has already initiated important steps to establish sustainable chemistry as a new transforming concept. In partnership with UN Environment, the centre has conducted an international workshop series on sustainable chemistry innovation and the Global Chemicals Outlook II, a leading publication by UN Environment on the sound management of chemicals and waste. The ISC3 and UN Environment invited experts from all continents to discuss the challenges and opportunities for sustainable chemistry innovation. The dialogue was part of the first international study on mega-trends and industry sector trends relevant for sustainable chemistry innovation, which will be published by the ISC3 later this year.
By co-hosting the “Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference” in May 2018, the ISC3 shed a light on new developments in science and research on sustainable chemistry. The ISC3 Start-up workshops in 2017 and 2018 provided entrepreneurs from all over the world with a dialogue platform and expert advice. At ACHEMA, the world’s leading trade fair and conference on chemical engineering and biotechnologies, the centre hosted start-ups from all over the world presenting sustainable solutions for the new plastics economy. Furthermore, the ISC3 contributed to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) and to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 3) last year.