Division of Green and Sustainable Chemistry

IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development ICGCSD ( is organizing a Post-graduate Summer School on Green Chemistry that will be held from the 7th to 14th of July 2018 in Venice. This Summer School will ideally follow the 10 previous editions held in Venice from 1998 to 2008, but this will be the first one under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry IUPAC sponsorship (

Green Chemistry is one of the key sciences of a sustainable development on earth and required for reaching the 17 UN-Goals: IUPAC and ICGCSD are fully aware of their responsibility in working in the direction of Sustainable Development through Green Chemistry.

The School will be hosted in the magnificent Palazzo Ducale, the Doge’s Palace, in St. Mark’s Square, and about 60 post-graduate students and 20 teachers coming from all over the world are expected to attend. Scholarships will be offered to young talented chemists especially from developing countries.

The choice of Venice, this extraordinary but delicate architectural masterpiece between land and sea, as Host city for the Summer School has offered the opportunity to highlight the emerging connection of Green Chemistry with cultural heritage restoration and conservation field.

Main topics will be:

  • Chemistry beyond chlorine
  • New reaction pathways
  • Exploitation of renewable resources
  • Green Chemistry for cultural heritage restoration

I will be very glad if you would consider participating in the Summer School. Applications are now open!

You can find more information about the School at the following website link:



3rd Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference
13-16 May 2018 | Berlin, Germany

The 3rd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference will take place 13-16 May 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

As with previous events in the series, the conference will address a range of broad topics highlighting the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including in developing countries.

Keynote and invited speakers, international researchers from academia, authorities and industry will communicate and share the latest developments across the following areas:

  • Bioresources
  • Inorganic resources
  • Waste reduction, waste capture and recycling
  • New molecules, materials and products
  • Organic synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Photochemistry
  • Renewable energy
  • Green and sustainable pharmacy
  • Environmental science and sustainable chemistry
  • Cleaner production
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable chemistry
  • Industry and sustainable chemistry
  • New business models
  • Circular economy and sustainable chemistry
  • Education and sustainable chemistry

Call for Papers
Contributions are invited by 15 December 2017 for oral and poster presentations to supplement the invited lectures.

View the extended topics listing and submit abstracts here.

Once again we are pleased to offer previous attendees, all those who submitted an abstract or a proposal for the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, a discount on the registration fee for the 2018 Conference.

We welcome your participation and look forward to receiving your abstract.

Yours sincerely,

Klaus Kümmerer, Director of the Institute for Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Conference Chair



3rd EuChemS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (EuGSC)

The Executive Committee for the 3rd EuChemS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (EuGSC) welcomes you to York, UK to discuss new ideas, projects and partnerships in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

This is the 3rd of a series of EuChemS-sponsored congresses on Green and Sustainable Chemistry that started four years ago in Budapest, Hungary and continued in Lisbon in 2015. The second edition gathered 212 participants from 23 countries world wide.

Location: Ron Cooke Hub, University of York; York, UK

Date: September 3-6, 2017



Telephone: 01904 324477

NB We have decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission for the 3rd EuChemS Green and Sustainable Chemistry conference to:

abstracts for oral presentations 28th February 2017

abstracts for poster presentations 30th June 2017



Iberoamerican Meeting on Ionic Liquids (IMIL 2017)

Location: Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

Date: April 5-7, 2017

Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2016



2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference

Location: Berlin, Germany

Date: 14-17 May 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 16 January 2017



COIL 7: 7th International Congress on Ionic Liquids

Location: Mont Tremblant, Quebec Canada

Date: June 25-30, 2017



5th International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology

Location: Rome, Italy

Date: July 24-26, 2017



8th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC-8)

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date: July 24-28, 2017

Short information about conference: