ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

1st ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, 20-22 June 2019 in Bonn, Germany

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) will host its first Stakeholder Forum on 20.-21. of June 2019 in Bonn, Germany. The event will introduce the participants to the work programme of the ISC3 and invites them to engage in the dialogue on the emerging concept of sustainable chemistry.

As a new international collaborative centre, the ISC3 believes in the power of dialogue and cooperation as key drivers of transformative change. With the first Stakeholder Forum the ISC3 wants to interlink representatives from policy, industry, academia and civil society and discuss how sustainable chemistry can contribute to achieving the SDGs and become a solution provider for a circular, climate-resilient society.

Furthermore, the event provides a new forum to discuss the ideas and activities of the centre to foster sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide through collaboration, innovation, education, research and information.

With this new dialogue forum, the ISC3 hopes to engage with all interested parties in an open dialogue, learn about the different expectations towards sustainable chemistry and discuss new ideas for the work programme.

Further information on the ISC3 Stakeholder Forum

Workshop “Entropy change - a suitable measure for (chemical) sustainability?” 25 – 26 June 2019, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

The workshop from 25th until 26th of June 2019 in Vienna, will explore the applicability of entropy change as a measure of sustainability. As an interactive scientific format, the workshop brings together leading experts from the fields of material flow management, resource and waste management, statistical entropy analysis and sustainability among others. The multidisciplinary provides an opportunity to look at the entropy change and its links to sustainability from the different perspectives.

The workshop is jointly organized by the ISC3 Research and Education Hub, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism and the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Participation is by invitation only. For further information contact Dr. Dorota Bartkowiak, ISC3 Research & Education Hub; dorota.bartkowiak©

5th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development, The Myths of Renewables, 16-20 September, Lüneburg

The 5th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development jointly organized by ISC3 Research and Education Hub and Leuphana University of Lüneburg provides participants with an understanding of the latest developments in concepts of sustainable chemistry and chemicals management. During the training event from September 16th to 20th 2019, students and professionals from all regions of the world will get together at the campus of the Leuphana University in Lüneburg.

This year’s Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry will take a closer look on renewables. Despite all the hopes linked to renewable resources there are also severe limitations of their use and other pitfalls. The challenges, opportunities and benefits of sustainable chemistry in the field of renewable resources will be discussed.

The trainers’ team consists of scientists and practitioners as well as of individuals who actively operate in different fields of sustainable chemistry and international co-operations. On top of that, experts in the field of sustainable chemistry and renewables will introduce their work and experience.

What it is all about? More information on the 5th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development Download (pdf)

For registration please refer to the following link: