ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

How we are organized

The ISC3 is a new international organisation that GIZ is setting up on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Federal Environment Agency. The ISC3 is located in Bonn, with approximately 20 highly qualified employees and an international orientation. The centre is based in GIZ, but has a high degree of autonomy, its own branding and operates as an independent international centre.

The Centre has established a Research & Education Hub at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and an Innovation Hub at DECHEMA in Frankfurt. Further Regional Hubs will established in the next years to strengthen the international cooperation on sustainable chemistry. The first Regional Hub is to be established at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with the mission to reach out to the Americas.

As a globally acting independent institution and think tank, the ISC3 is committed to help transforming chemistry in cooperation with all stakeholders. Key elements of the ISC3 stakeholder engagement are the Advisory Board and the Scientific Board as well as the ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, three complementary fora allowing the ISC3 to share experiences and discuss the working programme of the ISC3. In addition to these three elements of stakeholder engagement the ISC3 invites representatives from all sectors to engage on specific topics by participating in the ISC3 Workstreams.