Registration open for Sustainable Chemistry Conference 2015

13.08.2015

The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) are organizing a conference entitled “Sustainable Chemistry 2015: the way forward”. Experts from all over the world will be discussing the role of sustainable chemistry as a key element of the future development of societies. The event will be held on 24th-25th September 2015 in Berlin with the support of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). Registration is open now.

In the run-up to the conference, Oeko-Institut is providing support within the scope of the organization as well as the development of the concept and topics of the conference.

The conference will start with a high-level panel that will discuss the 2020 goals of the Strategic Approach to the International Chemicals Management. Furthermore, guiding principles for sustainable chemistry will be presented and the related opportunities, barriers and needs will be discussed with international scientists, experts and decision makers. The debate will be opened by keynote lectures, subsequently expanded in discussion with the panelists and illustrated by best-of examples. Additionally, break-out groups will address emerging topics in sustainable chemicals management and production.

Key information about the Sustainable Chemistry Conference 2015

Time: Thursday 24th September 2015 – Friday 25th September 2015

Location: dbb forum berlin GmbH, Friedrichstraße 169/170, 10117 Berlin

Further information about the agenda and registration can be found on the website of Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Contact at Oeko-Institut:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Bunke
Senior Researcher in the Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology), Freiburg head office
Phone: +49 761 45295-246
Email: d.bunke--at--oeko.de

Markus Blepp
Researcher in the Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology), Freiburg head office
Phone: +49 761 45295-237
Email: m.blepp--at--oeko.de