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. Ricardo Barra, University of Concepcion, Chile

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

Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

Prof. James Clark, York University, UK

Associate Professor Dr. Ana Rita Cruz Duarte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

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

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

Dr. Glenn Hurst, University of York, UK

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

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kappe, Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz, NAWI Graz, Austria

Dr. Bradley Ladewig, Imperial College London, UK

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

Prof Carol S.K. Lin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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

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

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

Dr. Kei Saito, Monash University, Australia

Prof. Dr. Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. Tiina Sikanen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Charlotta  Turner, Lund University, Sweden

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

Prof. Dr. Ning Yan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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.