The conference on 17-18 May 2017 is also the launch of ISC3 – the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre.

This joint initiative of the German Environment Agency and the Federal Ministry for the Environment wants to position sustainable chemistry as a future-oriented concept, give it concrete shape and put it into practice on a broad scale. This means, for example, that the handling of chemicals and products derived from them should be more consistent with sustainable development in the sense of Agenda 2030 across all phases of the lifecycle. High-ranking personalities from politics and business participating in the conference will discuss with experts and other involved parties from throughout the world how they and ISC3 will work together in future, bundle expertise, share knowledge and innovations, deal with conflicts of interest in a transparent way, leverage synergies and in so doing create together the necessary ambition for a future-proof and responsible handling of chemicals.

The program will cover:

  • International political and economic issues of importance for the development of sustainable chemistry
  • Results of studies from the project framing the area of future research by the ISC3
  • Drawing up the organization of ISCnet – be part of the scene!
  • The introduction of the ISC3 executives

The conference flyer is available for download here…


An interesting fact about the venue: Our conference will take place at the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, right on Potsdamer Platz in the heart of Berlin. Until 1989, the building was part of the Berlin Wall, which was pulled down within Germany’s reunification. Part of the wall was preserved and can be visited inside the building. Take a moment to get a feeling of what it must have been like in a divided city: a sad European episode which has been overcome for more than 25 years now.