ISC3 workshop “Striving towards a common understanding of sustainable chemistry”, 29 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
Can chemistry be sustainable? In the lead-up to the third meeting of the Intersessional Process considering the Strategic Approach and Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste beyond 2020 (SAICM), the ISC3 has prepared a workshop to introduce and discuss the concept of sustainable chemistry with all interested parties.
ISC3 strongly believes that a common understanding of sustainable chemistry can play a positive role within the new SAICM framework beyond 2020 and the transformation of the chemicals sector. During the workshop, ISC3 will briefly present its paper ”Reaping the full potential of sustainable chemistry for SAICM”, submitted ion April 2019 at the OEWG III in Montevideo as an initial thought-starter. The main point of the agenda is an open and transparent dialogue process with all stakeholder groups, including NGOs, IGOs, academia, and industry.
The Intersessional Process is part of the SAICM process, a global policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals. The SAICM Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme. The third meeting of the Intersessional Process will support stakeholders in their efforts to elaborate the future arrangements of the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, for consideration and adoption at the next session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 5 - 9 October 2020.
Conference on Green Chemistry, 5-6 November, Vienna, Austria
As a final event of the programme “Smart and Sustainable Europe” a conference on Green Chemistry will be held on November 5th – 6th, 2018. This conference brings together experts in chemical science and technology, industry and policy to present the current status of Green Chemistry worldwide and in the European Union. It also provides an opportunity for the participants to consider and discuss options for aligning two approaches: chemicals control and sustainable chemical evolution (Green Chemistry), in order to make our society fit for sustainable living with chemicals in a less toxic world. Detailed information on the Green Chemistry Conference and registration is available here.
Part of the conference will be dedicated to a presentation of Green Chemistry Start-ups.
The conference is prepared by the EU Trio Presidency (EE-BG-AT) as their contribution to the achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals within Europe. It will be a follow-up to the joined efforts of the three EU Presidencies to further integrate sustainability in the regulatory framework of European environment policy.
The fourth UNIDO - Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony will be held at the conference’s closing event on November 6th, 2018.
Pitch Presentation at ACHEMA Trade Fair in Frankfurt: Global Innovation Showcases
12 June 2018, ACHEMA, Exhibition Hall 9.2 Discussion Corner
Chemistry is facing the biggest challenge in its history: Meeting the needs of a sustainable future. In cooperation with the US-based accelerator platform Think Beyond PlasticTM the ISC3 presents five start-ups at its booth in exhibition hall 9.2 to showcase Sustainable Chemistry innovation.
In a Pitch Presentation, hold on June 12th at ACHEMA Discussion Corner, the accelerator platform Think Beyond PlasticTM and four of the young entrepreneurs presented their innovative solutions for the new plastics economy.
Presentations and short portraits of the start-ups are available at Service > Documentations now!
Media Lunch at ACHEMA: Sustainable Chemistry – Reinventing a 150 year old industry
11 June 2018, 1 p.m., ACHEMA, Exhibition Hall 9.2 Room Dialog
Chemistry is facing the biggest challenge in its history: Meeting the needs of a sustainable future. What are the challenges for the chemical industry on the way to sustainable development? What needs to change? What are the prospects of sustainable chemistry? And how do we shape the transformation of a 150 year old industry – for the greater good? The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) addresses these questions on a global scale. Learn more about the ISC3 and its groundbreaking work during the press-lunch on Monday, June 11th at 1pm.
- Friedrich Barth, Managing Director of the ISC3
- Dr. Andreas Förster, Director of the ISC3 Innovation Hubs
- Tony Bova, CEO and Co-Founder of GrowBioplastics
Media representatives are invited for a counter lunch afterwards.
For further information and registration click here.
Download Press Invitation: English (pdf) | German (pdf)
Download Short Portrait of GrowBioplastics: Englisch (pdf)
Press release: 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: 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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