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).

Conference Chair

Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana University of Luneberg, Germany

Scientific Committee

Dr. Leigh Aldous, King’s College London, UK
Dr. Ricardo Barra, University of Concepcion, Chile
Prof. James Clark, York University, UK
Prof. Ana Rita Cruz Duarte, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Irene Erdelmeier , Innoverda, France
Peter Fantke, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dr. Henning Friege, N3 Nachhaltigkeitsberatung, Germany
Prof. Nicholas Gathergood, Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia 
Dr. Maximilian Hempel, German Federal Environmental Foundation, Germany
Dr. Thomas Jakl, Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety, Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
Prof. Alexei Lapkin, University of Oxford, UK
Prof Ekaterina Lokteva, Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD), IUPAC, Russia
Thierry Ribeiro, UniLaSalle, France 
Dr. Kei Saito, Monash University, Australia
Tiina Sikanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Dr. Ir. Christian Stevens, University of Gent, Belgium
Prof. Pietro Tundo, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Dr. Charlotta Turner, Lund University, Sweden 
Rajender S. Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
John Warner, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, USA
Prof. Dr. Vânia Zuin, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

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.

Join the entrepreneur workshop: a free workshop for curious scientists considering starting up a company from their scientific backgrounds.

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


This conference is organised by Elsevier