International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

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Our Vision:

Sustainable Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Sustainable Chemistry facilitates the needs of the present – without compromising the ecological, social and economic needs of future generations.

The chemical industry and downstream sectors using chemicals and materials touch nearly every manufacturing and service sector worldwide and are deeply connected with humanities way of living. The transformation towards sustainability is key to meet existential global challenges like e.g., climate change, inequality, scarcity of resources. The approach of Sustainable Chemistry connects a circular economy with multifaceted aspects of sustainability and changes stakeholder behavior.

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ISC3 Online Atlas

Connecting international stakeholders across actors and sectors is an important aspect of promoting Sustainable Chemistry. The Online Atlas is an interactive platform that displays actors worldwide. Join the community.

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ISC3 Event Calendar

Cooperation and knowledge exchange across actors and sectors are key to facilitating a transformation towards Sustainable Chemistry. Explore opportunities to learn, exchange, and interact at events in the world of Sustainable Chemistry. Join the community.

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ISC3 Trainings

The ISC3 created and collected various on-demand trainings, self-paced online learning courses, study courses and an online library for you to dive into. The ISC3 will constantly extend its Training portfolio. Check out our trainings.

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Start Up of the Month


Germany-based start-up ClimEtSan-OnTheGround has implemented an integrated approach of pyrolysis cookstoves, eco-toilets, compost and regenerative agriculture for climate-smart projects. The start-up recycles waste from eco-sanitation together with other organic waste, and combines it with biochar to produce hygienically safe, nutrient-ri...

Future of Homecare Cleaning Products Europe 2024

Galvanising the Homecare Cleaning Products Industry Through Economic and Sustainable Solutions

The Future of Homecare Cleaning Products Europe 2024, set for June 19th-20th in London, UK, will bring together senior executives from various sectors, including detergent manufacturing, raw material supply, and regulatory bodies. This event will focus on key industry challenges and opportunities, with two days of interactive discussions and networking for stakeholders in detergent manufacturing, cleaning supplies, sustainable packaging, and more.

Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection

The chemical industry sector is not only a fundamental cornerstone of modern life as well as global and national economies: More than 90 percent of the manufacturing industry depends on products from the chemical industry. The chemical and petrochemical industries account for around 10% of the world´s final energy demand and 7,4% of the ...

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Fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

The 5th session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), organised by UNEP and hosted by the government of Germany who holds the presidency of this fifth session of the Conference, will take place from 25 to 29 September 2023 at the World Conference Center Bonn ...

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ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2024 - Sustainable Chemistry and Textiles

The ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2024 has the topic "Sustainable Chemistry and Textiles" ! We are looking for Innovators and their Sustainable Chemistry solutions that can improve the textile sector! You are adressing this topic with your Start-up? Then apply for the next ISC3 Innovation Challenge. The application period starts on November 1st 2023!...

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Who we are

The ISC3 is an international centre promoting and developing sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. Chemistry is currently facing a substantial challenge: to progress towards sustainability and a circular economy, it must reinvent itself. This entails a new system thinking based on a circular approach and the creation of new business opportunities and jobs...

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What we do

The ISC3 is a catalyst for Sustainable Chemistry and acts on five levels: collaboration, innovation, education, research and information. It connects stakeholders from the private sector, science and research as well as civil society and politics to develop a transformative agenda enabling Sustainable Chemistry to contribute to the international processes on the sound...

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Knowledge management and information dissemination on Sustainable Chemistry innovation, policies and research are important cross-sectional tasks of the ISC3. To support a better understanding of and a sound discussion on Sustainable Chemistry as a solution provider for sustainable development and a key contribution to a pollution free planet the ISC3 acts...

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovative solutions to combat and prevent pollution in the areas of mobility, energy, urbanisation, and agriculture very often originate in the chemical sector and mostly stem from its research community and start-up companies. Examples are fossil fuel substitutes, new energy storage systems and new construction and insulation materials...

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Emerging concepts and hot topics of research in Sustainable Chemistry are monitored with regard to possible future Sustainable Chemistry solutions in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Long term consequences and possible rebound effects of the processes, technologies and specific solutions proposed by...

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Academic Education

The ISC3-Research & Education Hub is developing and implementing international study programs of Sustainable Chemistry. For an interdisciplinary understanding of Sustainable Chemistry, know-how about green chemistry, i.e. synthesis and product related topics, needs to be complemented by a broader knowledge of chemistry’s role and contributions...

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Vocational Education & Advisory Service

GIZ’s management model “Capacity WORKs” describes Capacity Development as “The development of the ability of people, organizations and societies to manage their own sustainable development processes and adapt to changing circumstances”. It recognizes four levels of capacity development.

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Policy & Stakeholder Dialogue

Policy- and Stakeholder Dialogue is an important part of ISC3's daily work and activities, as decision makers play a key role in fighting climate change, poverty, hunger, pollution and many other societal and environmental needs. The overarching goal of the ISC3 is to raise awareness of Sustainable Chemistry among decision makers across actors and sectors on national...

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CAPCI focuses on developing capacities and disseminating knowledge. In this way, the project strives to enable key stakeholders in developing countries and emerging economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from chemicals production, while enhancing climate-friendly solutions. The project develops individual measures in close cooperation with...

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Knowledge management and information dissemination on Sustainable Chemistry innovation, policies and research are important cross-sectional tasks of the ISC3. To support a better understanding of and a sound discussion on Sustainable Chemistry as a solution provider for sustainable development and a key contribution to a pollution free planet...

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