2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference
14 - 17 May 2017 | Hotel Intercontinental Berlin, Germany
As the world’s population edges towards 9 billion, the strain on the planet’s resources is steadily increasing. In both the developed and developing world there is a growing demand for food, manufactured goods and improved access to clean water and fuel.
Over the past 30 years it has become obvious that the products of human manufacture, even those produced to benefit society, can have negative effects on human health and the environment. The United Nations General Assembly has addressed these challenges in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which have been adopted in 2015. A closer look shows that to meet these goals chemistry will play an important role. Also related to this is that the UN Environmental Assembly-2 (UNEA-2) has named sustainable chemistry as an important building block within and beyond sound chemicals management.
As the first edition of this conference (Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April 2016) was very well received by the participants, the second Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference will again be a forum to address these challenges in a broad unique manner encompassing many diverse fields of Green and Sustainable Chemistry.
Other conferences in this field are focused mainly on the synthesis and technical aspects, however to contribute in a sustainable manner to the SDGs a much broader approach and exchange is necessary. The goal of the conference is therefore to bring together international researchers from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to communicate and share the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of Green and Sustainable Chemistry.
Abstracts on green and sustainable chemistry that directly relate to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are particularly welcome.
- Mineral resources and recycling
- Resources for organic molecules
- Synthesis and catalysis
- Energy conversion
- Green and sustainable pharmacy
- Legislation and sustainable chemistry
- The UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable chemistry
- Developing countries and sustainable chemistry
- Industry and sustainable chemistry
Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
Another unique feature of this conference will be the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. Projects can be in any field of Green or Sustainable Chemistry so long as they are applicable for use in developing countries. The top five candidates will be invited to this conference to make presentations to the panel of judges. The winners will be selected from these five finalists and an award ceremony will held at the end of the conference. The winning project in the challenge will receive EUR 50,000; the winner of the second prize will receive EUR 25,000.
Executive Roundtable: Industry Viewpoints on Green and Sustainable Chemistry
New to this year’s conference, Elsevier will host an Executive Roundtable on Tuesday 16 May bringing together a diverse group of experts and thought-leaders from top chemical companies and organisations to offer their perspectives on a current industry theme.
This year’s theme is, “How can industry better demonstrate the value of “green” and “sustainable” across its value chains and end consumers?” Come hear what “green” and “sustainable” mean to their organisations, how it affects their chemical R&D efforts, and how they capture, share, and convey the value of green and sustainable chemistry breakthroughs with the day-to-day needs of consumers.
Sam Adu-Kumi, Dr., Environment Protection Agency, Ghana
Ricardo Barra, Prof., University of Concepcion, Chile
James Clark, Prof. Dr., University of York, UK
Jochen Flasbarth, Dr., State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
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Achim Halpaap, Dr., UNEP, Switzerland
Björn Hansen, Dr. , DG Environment, European Commission
Maximilian Hempel, Dr., Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, Germany
Dorota Jarosinska, Dr., WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Germany
Martin Kayser, Dr.,
University of Nottingham, UK
Carol S.K. Lin, Prof.,
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Thisbe Lindhorst, Prof. Dr.,
President of the German Chemical Society
NimkarTek Technical Services, India
Guiseppe Resnati, Prof., University of Milan, Italy
Ferdi Schüth, Prof. Dr., Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
Tiina Sikanen, Dr., University of Helsinki, Finland
Christian Stenzel, Dr., Airbus DS GmbH, Germany
Magda Titirici, Prof., Queen Mary University of London, UK
Rajender S. Varma, Dr., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Susanne Veith, Sustainability Consultant/ Government Affairs Manager, DuPont
Hannfried von Hindenburg, Senior Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier, The Netherlands
Patrick Wäger, Dr., EMPA , Switzerland
Vania Zuin, Prof., Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana University of Luneberg, Germany
Rob van Daalen, Elsevier, The Netherlands