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Press Releases

Press release 12 April 2019: Sustainable Design at the ISC3 distinguished with Red Dot Award

The sustainable interior design and furnishing of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center (ISC3) in Bonn has been awarded with the Red Dot Award in the category “Product Design 2019”. Interior designer and Building Biologist, Stefanie Jörgens received an “Honorable Mention” for her work, an award the jury assigns for a particularly successful aspect of creative work. The interior design concept unites an aesthetic furnishing concept with a completely recyclable material culture. The prize will be handed over on July 8, 2019 in Essen/Germany.

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Press release 27 March 2019: ISC3 and SusChem sign Memorandum of Understanding towards advancing Sustainable Chemistry

Brussels, 27 March 2019 - The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) and the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) signed a new cooperation agreement to foster their common mission of advancing Sustainable Chemistry at a European and global level at the SusChem board meeting on 14 March 2019 in Brussels.

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Press release 7 Dezember 2018: New Plastics Economy Investor Forum brings together innovators, investors and leaders from the consumer goods and plastic value chain

Frankfurt, 7 December 2018 –The first New Plastics Economy Investor Forum welcomed over 120 international investors, innovators and industry representatives. During the course of the event, attendees took part in networking activities and listened to inspiring start-up pitches and discussion panels centred on advancing new business models, designs and technologies that keep plastics in the economy and prevent them from becoming waste.

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Press release 11 June 2018: Sustainable Chemistry: Reinventing a 150-year-old industry for the greater good

Chemistry is facing the biggest challenge in its history: To meet the needs of a growing population in a world of scarce resources and growing environmental problems chemistry has to reinvent itself to become a key solution provider for a sustainable future. The emerging concept of Sustainable Chemistry offers a new system thinking based approach to transform the more than 150-year-old chemical industry. To promote Sustainable Chemistry innovation worldwide the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) was established in 2017 as a new international, independent institution.

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Press release 11 June 2018: A successful start into a new era of Sustainable Chemistry – the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3)

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is a new independent, international institution promoting and developing sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. As a globally acting independent institution, multi-stakeholder platform and think tank the ISC3 is committed to supporting the global breakthrough of Sustainable Chemistry. With its transformative agenda the ISC3 contributes to achieving the Global Sustainable Development Goals by fostering innovation and enabling new sustainable business models in the chemicals sector.

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Press Invitation

17. September 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm, get-together afterwards ISC3 1st Year Anniversary Event at the ISC3 Headquarters in Bonn

To celebrate the successful first year of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) as well as to present our upcoming activities, the ISC3 will host an anniversary event on 17 September 2018 in Bonn. The event will introduce you to the emerging concept of sustainable chemistry as a game-changing contribution to sustainable development and invites you to join the work of the ISC3.

The ISC3 is a new independent, international institution promoting sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. In September 2017, the ISC3 opened its offices in Bonn hosted by GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

As a new transformative approach, sustainable chemistry focusses on the use of environmentally and socially friendly alternatives and supports economic innovation. Delivered at scale, it implies new business opportunities, new jobs, and a key contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We are proud to welcome high-level speakers and international experts for our 1st Year Anniversary Event at our headquarters in Bonn.

High-Level Speakers

  • Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • Tanja Gönner, Chair of the Management Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Dr. Jutta Klasen, Head of Chemical Safety Division, German Environment Agency (UBA)
  • Achim Halpaap, Principal Officer and Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UNEP

Key Note Speaker

  • John Warner, President Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Panel Discussion with

  • Anne-Sofie Andersson, Executive Director, International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec), Member of the IPEN Executive Committee
  • Pierre Barthélemy, Executive Director, Innovation Programme, cefic – European Chemical Industry Council
  • Dr. Thomas Jakl, Head of the Chemical Policy and Biocides Department at the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
  • John Warner, President and CTO of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

The ISC3 is committed to shape this transformation in cooperation with all stakeholders. We would therefore be delighted to inform you about our work and introduce you to the next steps we want to take on the road to sustainable chemistry – together with our partners and stakeholders from all over the world.

Invitation & Programme

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Interviews & Statements

Statements by Friedrich Barth, ISC3 Managing Director ISC3: Watch ISC3-Video

Interview with Maria Krautzberger, President of the German Environment Agency (UBA) on the emerging concept of Sustainable Chemistry: Maria Krautzberger was interviewed by Paul Hohnen who chaired a number of sessions at the Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry in May 2017. (ISC3 Launch Event).

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