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Future-Oriented Chemistry

At this United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) side event experts from industry, academia and policy makers discussed the role chemistry in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals through a low-carbon economy. To this end, our speakers explored research possibilities, processes and products that already exist, and how these can positively impact climate change and our societies.

This event is organised by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS); the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI); the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA); and the International Sustainable Chemistry Colloboration Center (ISC3).

Programme with bios and abstracts is available here.



12:00  Solar-Driven Chemistry: A Vision of Using Sunlight to make Fuels from Carbon Dioxide Ulrich Schubert, EuCheMS

12:20  How We Can Deliver on the Paris Agreement Peter Botschek, ICCA/Cefic

12:40 – 13:00 Sustainable Chemistry: Contributions to a Low-Carbon Economy Alexis Bazzanella, ISC3

13:00 – 13:30 Round-Table Discussion Chaired by Tara Nitz, VCI