5th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference

10-13  May 2020 | Bonn, Germany

Now in its 5th edition, this high-level conference will address a range of broad topics highlighting the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including in developing countries.

The conference aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for participants from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to address the sustainability challenges we are facing today.

New for 2020 is a partnership with ISC3 during their Global Sustainable Chemistry Week. ISC3 aims to provide a platform for the international dialogue on sustainable chemistry, connecting stakeholders from various backgrounds and bridging the gap between the political, the business and the scientific debates on chemistry and sustainable development.

Although the format of the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference remains unchanged, we anticipate that there can be important synergies between the two events.

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Read the Welcome from the Conference Chair,
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer of Leuphana University of Luneberg, Germany

Other conferences in this field are focused mainly on the synthesis and technical aspects of green chemistry. To contribute in a long-term, viable and globally applicable manner to the Sustainable Development Goals, a much broader approach and knowledge exchange is necessary. The goal of the conference is therefore to bring together international researchers from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions, from all parts of the worlds, to communicate and share the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of green and sustainable chemistry.

Topics will include:

  • Energy conversion and storage
  • CO2 utilisation
  • Solving the micro and nano plastic issues
  • Sustainable chemistry in society (economy and education)
  • Waste recycling and re-use – from e-waste to bioresources
  • Green processes and life cycle assessment
  • Recent developments in green synthesis
  • Start-ups and sustainable chemistry
  • Sustainable chemistry and environmental science
  • Synthesis and catalysis
  • Photochemistry and photocatalysis
  • Sustainable chemistry and developing countries – Focus on Africa

Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
Another unique feature of this conference is the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

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