This conference not only provides a forum for chemistry related topics such as synthesis and technical aspects of chemistry and its products, but the broader context that is necessary to enable long term viable and globally applicable contributions of chemistry to the SDGs.

The conference aims to provide a forum for participants from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to address these challenges in a broad unique manner the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of Green and Sustainable Chemistry (for more details see home).


This conference is organised by Elsevier

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer

Leuphana University of Luneberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer joined Leuphana University as Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources in 2010. He studied Chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg and Tübingen, where he graduated in an environmental analytical theme.

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Scientific Committee

Members of the Scientific Committee include:

Prof. Nicholas Gathergood, Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia 
Prof. Rafael Luque, University of Cordoba, Spain
Prof. Pietro Tundo, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy

Reasons to attend

Interact with high-level speakers: including government representatives and leading researchers from industry and academia.

Gain a global perspective: coverage includes experience from the developed world and insight from developing countries.

Understand industry viewpoints: experts and thought-leaders from top chemical companies and organisations explore how industry can better demonstrate the value of 'green' and 'sustainable' across its value chains and to end consumers.

Present your latest research: the programme includes more than 80 high-quality contributed oral presentations and a large poster session.

Grow your professional network: meet old colleagues and make new ones.

Find out about the most environmentally sustainable innovations: meet with the winners of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Challenge.

Spreading sustainable chemistry worldwide: Share your experiences in research, teaching and good practice.