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

Dr. Leigh Aldous, King’s College London, UK

Associate Professor Dr. Fabio Aricò, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Dr. Ricardo Barra, University of Concepcion, Chile

Associate Professor Dr. Vladimir Beskoski, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. James Clark, York University, UK

Associate Professor Dr. Ana Rita Cruz Duarte, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Irene Erdelmeier, Innoverda, France

Associate Professor Dr. Peter Fantke, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Dr. Maximilian Hempel, German Federal Environmental Foundation, Germany

Prof. Dr. Henning Friege, N³ Thinking Ahead Dr. Friege & Partners, Germany

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Gathergood, Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia

Prof. Dr. Buxing Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Thomas Jakl, Head of Chemical Policy and Biocides Section, Federal Ministry of Austria Sustainability and Tourism, Austria

Prof. Dr. Alexei Lapkin, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Lokteva, Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD), IUPAC, Russia

Prof. Dr. Zhimin Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque, University of Cordoba, Spain

Prof. Dr. Daniel Pleissner, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Associate Professor Dr. Thierry Ribeiro, Institut Polytechnique Unilasalle, France

Dr. Soichiro Saita, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation, Japan

Dr. Kei Saito, Monash University, Australia

Prof. Dr. Janet L. Scott, University of Bath, UK

Dr. Tiina Sikanen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Dr. Ir. Christian Stevens, University of Gent, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Pietro Tundo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Dr. Rajender Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Dr. John Warner, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, USA

Prof. Dr. Vania 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.

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