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Key Characteristics of Sustainable Chemistry

The ongoing international debate on sustainable chemistry shows that the expectations towards sustainable chemistry differ between the stakeholder groups. As an international collaborative centre, the ISC3 has therefore initiated a dialogue process to develop a common understanding.

The dialogue was initiated in 2019 based on the ISC3 Thought Starter “Towards a Common Understanding of Sustainable Chemistry”. The dialogue invited all stakeholders to voice opinions and share their expectations towards the emerging concept. Lively discussions took place during the first ISC3 Stakeholder Forum in June 2019. Furthermore, the Thought Starter was introduced to the SAICM stakeholders through an INF doc, which was submitted by the ISC3 to the OEWG in Montevideo, as well as at a workshop at the margins of the IP3 in Bangkok. 

The revised version of the paper “Key Characteristics of Sustainable Chemistry” was presented at the 2nd ISC3 Stakeholder Forum in November 2020. The paper can be downloaded below.

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Blog article, initially published in the Blog Series “How to create a Gender-Just Healthy Planet” by the MSP-Institute by Creta Gambillara, Policy Manager at ISC3, June 2020:

Gender and Sustainable Chemistry: How women can benefit from sustainable chemistry …and sustainable chemistry from them

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Contributions of the ISC3 to the “Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-3) by SAICM (Strategic Approach to international Chemicals Management) and UN Environment, Montevideo, Uruguay, April 2019:

Reaping the full potential of sustainable chemistry for SAICM, the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste beyond 2020 and the 2030 Agenda

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ISC3 introduces its Global Start-Up Service at the "Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-3) by SAICM (Strategic Approach to international Chemicals Management) and UN Environment, Montevideo, Uruguay, April 2019:

Driving transformation towards sustainable chemistry through innovation and entrepreneurship - The ISC3 Global Start-Up Service

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Contributions of the ISC3 to the “Second meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020” by SAICM (Strategic Approach to international Chemicals Management) and UN Environment, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2018:

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management through Sustainable Chemistry Innovation

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