The European Chemical Society, EuChemS, has been invited to the expert group “High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy” set up by the DG Environment of the European Commission.
The first meeting of the High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability was held on 5 May 2021. Nineta Hrastelj, EuChemS Secretary-General, presented EuChemS’ expectations on the role of the Roundtable to Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, who both chaired this online meeting, as well as to all the other stakeholders.
Our expectations on the role of the Roundtable are towards providing a discussion platform for different groups of stakeholders with the aim of achieving the best possible solutions towards the group’s threefold purpose. The members of the European Chemical Society recognise chemistry education in the field of sustainability as a key driving force in this endeavour, fuelling both basic and more applied research, as two of many cornerstones to make this a success. The European Chemical Society is well-positioned to stimulate these sustainability goals from an academic and research point of view.
– Nineta Hrastelj, EuChemS Secretary General,
First meeting of the High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
5 May 2021
During this online meeting, the members of the Expert Group tackled numerous pressing issues, including the social and economic dimensions for the industrial transition to safe and sustainable chemicals.
This online meeting was recorded and will soon be made available. Stay tuned and follow us on social media to not miss out on our latest activities!
For a toxic-free environment where chemicals can deliver all their benefits without harming the planet 🌍 we must transform our practices!
Change starts from all of us.
I am glad to see top executives from all sectors working to set the #ChemicalsStrategy in motion! pic.twitter.com/T017jleLOm
— Virginijus Sinkevičius (@VSinkevicius) May 5, 2021
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