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Global Sustainable Chemistry Week 2021

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

1st Global Sustainable Chemistry Week 2021 - Virtual Event, November 8-12

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) will host its 1st Global Sustainable Chemistry Week on November 8-12, 2021 hosting various events, discussions, panels, lectures etc. by stakeholders and partners. With the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week, the ISC3 strives to raise international awareness for the concept and the actors in this field. The Week takes place as an international, online event, with the goal to present the relevance and fascination of Sustainable Chemistry with a cross-sectoral approach. With the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week, the ISC3 offers a platform for all stakeholders to present their projects, business models, and research activities.

The ISC3 contributes to the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week with the Stakeholder Forum, the Investor Forum, and a panel on the EU Chemicals Strategy on Sustainability.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the unpredictable travel restrictions, the Global Week will be held virtually.

Agenda Global Sustainable Chemistry Week

 all times CET

 

Day 1, Monday, 08 November 2021

  • ISC3 3rd Stakeholder Forum
    find more information on the Stakeholder Forum, agenda and how to register here

Day 2, Tuesday, 09 November 2021

  • Investor Forum 2021
    find more information on the Investor Forum, agenda and how to register here

Day 3, Wednesday, 10 November 2021

  • Investor Forum 2021
    find more information on the Investor Forum, agenda and how to register here
  • EU Regions: Key players in the transition to the sustainable and circular chemical sector
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    register here
    European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN)

    10:00 - 10:10 AM
    Opening speech & Welcome
    Minister Jeannette Baljeu, Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands - the role of regions in facilitating the cooperation in the chemical industry

    10:10 - 10:15 AM
    European Chemical Regions Network - Video presentation

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Chemical Partnership on S3Platform for Industrial Modernisation - Testbed for Interregional Cooperation
    Mattia Adani – CEO of NowalChimica and Member of the General Council of Chemical Industry Assolombarda, Italy - Bi-Rex project
    Maria Dolors Núñez Sanchez, PhD, Coordinadora d’Anàlisi i Detecció d'Oportunitats Tecnològiques, Spain - Flow Chemistry Project

    10:45 - 11:10 AM
    The role of the European Commission in facilitating interregional cooperation
    Monika Zsigri – Deputy Head of Unit G1 (Smart and Sustainable Growth), DG REGIO, European Commission - Current and future support to S3 Platforms
    Ulla Engelmann, Director, DG GROW, European Commission - Future cluster policy

    11:10 - 11:35 AM
    New regional solutions for a sustainable and circular chemical industry
    Heleen van Wijk, Groningen Seaports - Clean North Project on Circular Economy and plastics, the Netherlands
    Lia Voermans, Brightlands Chemelot Circular Hub and SYCHEMIQ the Horizon Europe project, the Netherlands

  • 11:35 - 11:50 AM
    Discussion

    11:50 - 12:00 AM
    Closing remarks
    Fabrizio Sala – ECRN President, Minister for Education, Research, Innovation, University and Simplification - Region Lombardy, Italy
     

  • Towards a toxic-free future: Success Factors of Chemical Policymaking on the Example of Lead in Paint
    11:00am - 12:00pm
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    World Future Council
    Alexandra Wandel, Executive Director, World Future Council (Moderator)
    Dr Jutta Emig, Head of the Division International Chemical Safety, Sustainable Chemistry, German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
    Angela Bandemehr, International Program Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Edwin R. Navaluna, Supervising Environmental Management Specialist, Environmental Management Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources, The Philippines
    Dr. Tadesse Amera, Co-Chair of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN), and Executive Director of Pesticide Action Nexus Association (PAN-Ethiopia), Ethiopia

Day 4, Thursday, 11 November 2021

  • Investor Forum 2021 confirmed
    find more information on the Investor Forum, agenda and how to register here
  • Workshop 1 “Theory of Change” workshop with a view to defining the path to a Non-Toxic Circular Economy
    10:00am - 12:30pm
    find more information, agenda and how to register here
    University Darmstadt
  • People, Plastic and Pollution - How Can Youth Engagement Solve the Global Challenges of Today?
    12:30pm - 2:00pm
    find more information and how to register here
    UN Major Group for Children and Youth/UNEP
  • Young Chemists Expectations of the Chemical Sector - A Multi-Stakeholder Discussion.
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    find more information and how to register here
    German Young Chemists Forum of the German Chemical Society (GDCh-JCF)
    Chemicals & Waste (C&W) Youth Platform of UNEP MGCY
    International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3)
    Dr. Rolf Albach (Chairman VCW at GDCh | Covestro
    Prof. Em. David Cole-Hamilton, Past-President EuChemS | University of St. Andrews, Schottland
    Prof. Carol Lin, School of Energy and Environment, Hongkong University, Hongkong
    Leselle Vincent, Master Public Administration, Columbia University, USA | Chemicals & Waste Youth Platform of UNEP MGCY
    Dr. Axel Vorwerk, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
    Emiel Dobbelaar & Janine Richter, authors of the publication "An overview of young chemists expectations towards the sustainable development of the chemical sector. Opinions that matter", discussed in the panel

Day 5, Friday, 12 November 2021

  • ISC3 3rd Stakeholder Forum Day 2
    find more information on the Stakeholder Forum, agenda and how to register here
  • Workshop: How to increase your Natural Capital as chemical business?
    09:30am - 11:00am
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    MVO Nederland
    Elsbeth Roelofs, Senior program manager Sustainable Chemical Business at MVO Nederland (MVO Netherlands)
  • Workshop 2 "Theory of Change” workshop with a view to defining the path to a Non-Toxic Circular Economy
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    find more information, agenda and how to register here
    University Darmstadt
  • Gender and chemistry – from inequalities to sustainability
    11:00am - 12:00pm
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    MSP Institute e.V.
    Dr. Minu Hemmati, MSP Institute
    Anna Holthaus, MSP Institute

Organisational Information

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week will be an online event. The log-in data will be distributed to confirmed participants in the week leading up to the event by the respective organisations.

To participate, please send an email to event©isc3.org.

Data Protection

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By participating in the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week you agree to have your data stored and processed by the ISC3. Please note that during the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week photos and videos might be taken for documentation purposes and social media communication. We kindly request you to reach out to us if you want your data to be deleted after the event.