EuChemS discussing sustainability

Nov 24, 2021

Nineta Hrastelj, EuChemS Secretary General, was invited to join a panel discussion on the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability at the first “Global Sustainable Chemistry Week”, which took place from 8 to 12 November 2021. The event was organized by the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3).

During her introduction remarks, Nineta Hrastelj addressed four points from the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: (i) the challenges towards its harmonised implementation across the EU, (ii) the importance of strengthening science-policy discussion, also at the regional level, (iii) the need for the EU’s strategic independence, and (iv) the crucial role of education. She concluded her presentation on the opportunities arisen due to implementation of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, including how it can enable EU citizens to better understand the role of science in their everyday life.

You are invited to read more about EuChemS’ activities on the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability as a member of the High-Level Roundtable on the Chemicals Strategy here.

Later this month, Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President, gave an invited opening address at the 6th Green and Sustainable Chemistry conference. He presented the main activities that EuChemS is involved in related to green and sustainable chemistry, which include, amongst other:

  • EuChemS joining the European Commission’s High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability;
  • the many EuChemS replies to the European Commission public consultations related to sustainable chemistry;
  • the recent updates made to the EuChemS Periodic Table.

In addition, he discussed the role Chemistry plays in the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.