How can ISCnet be organized and structured in order to find a customized solution for all stakeholders? This was one of the project’s most important tasks. In his presentation at the start of the session on ISCnet, Friedrich Barth, ISC3 Managing Director, defined ISCnet as an open interactive network of all stakeholders interested in advancing and sharing knowledge and experience on sustainable chemistry. ISCnet will function as an umbrella for existing networks and a wide range of topics under discussion at international level.
It was an excellent start: 200 participants from 40 countries attended the conference in Berlin last week! Together they celebrated the launch of the ISC3, which will now start its work in Bonn. Friedrich Barth, who was recently appointed as Managing Director, explained the tasks and the structure of the ISC3. “We shape transformation”, said Barth.
ISC3 as the central and visible international focal point of sustainable chemistry – the Advisory Council’s perspectives
The project was accompanied by an Advisory Council consisting of 35 prominent stakeholders who are working in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and adjacent areas. The Advisory Council includes researchers, representatives of enterprises, international institutions and interested associations as well as Sustainable Chemistry “visionaries” from throughout the world.
The Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry was opened by Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. “We want to pave the way towards sustainable chemistry - which is also the path towards a better future. Without this transformation we will not be able to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We need sustainable chemistry in order to insulate buildings, treat water and build solar cells without polluting the environment with persistent organic pollutants,” Hendricks said.