Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry


Launch of ISC3 and ISCnet

Berlin, 17-18 May 2017

Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation,
Building and Nuclear Safety, Stresemannstraße 128-130, 10117 Berlin

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

16:30 Opening
            Sustainable Chemistry as part of the national and international sustainable
            development strategy
            Barbara Hendricks, Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building
           and Nuclear Safety

16:50 Launch of ISC3– Minister Barbara Hendricks hands over the funding
            document to Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board of GIZ and
            the Managing Director of the ISC3 Friedrich Barth

Sustainable Chemistry and the SDGs: Policy Options to Realize the 2030 Agenda

Chairman Paul Hohnen

17:00 Message from UN Environment on the Launch of ISC3

            Eric Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment and Under-Secretary General of
            the United Nations (video message)

17:10 Sustainable Chemistry – vision from a developing country

           Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Republic
           of Ghana (tbc)

17:30 Sustainable Chemistry – a new guiding principle of the chemical industry?

            Kurt Bock, President of German Chemical Industry Association and Member of Chemie3

17:50 Panel Discussion: How to mainstream Sustainable Chemistry into governmental
           and business policies and practices?

           Chairman Paul Hohnen, Sustainablity Strategies

  • Stephan Sicars, UNIDO
  • Thisbe Lindhorst, German Chemical Society
  • Susan Wilburn, Healthcare Without Harm
  • Martin Kayser, BASF SE/ ICCA

19:30 Dinner (by invitation of the German Environment Agency)


Thursday, 18 May 2017

9:00 Welcome
          Maria Krautzberger, German Environment Agency

Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry: Opportunities and Challenges for ISC3

Chairman Yonas Chebude, Univ. of Addis Ababa/ISC3 Advisory Council

9:15 Recommendations of the Advisory Council for the future work of ISC3,
         James Clark

         James Clark, University of York/Chairman ISC3 Advisory Council

9:30 Introduction of ISC3

          Friedrich Barth, Managing Director of the ISC3

9:45 Sustainable Chemistry in the Global Chemicals and Waste Management Agenda

          Achim Halpaap, UN Environment, Economy Division  

10:00 Panel Discussion: Main challenges for ISC3

  • Friedrich Barth, Managing Director of the ISC3
  • Achim Halpaap, UN Environment, Economy Division 
  • Anja Leetz, Healthcare without Harm
  • Pietro Tundo, IUPAC
  • Gertraud Lauber, Chemie3/IGBCE

10:45 Coffee Break

Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Development, Investment and Economics

Chairman Paul Hohnen, Sustainability Strategies

11.15 ESG integration and momentum – from corporate sustainability assessments to
          index construction
          Martina Macpherson, S&P Dow Jones Indices

11:30 The Solvay way for sustainability
            Dominique Debecker, Solvay

11:45 Potential co-benefits of sustainable chemistry. View from an NGO
            Sascha Gabizon, WECF International

12:00 Panel Discussion: Main economic drivers for Sustainable Chemistry

  • Martina Macpherson, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Dominique Debecker, Solvay
  • Sascha Gabizon, WECF International
  • Min Qian, KUINNO Management Consulting Co. Ltd.
  • Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

12:50 Lunch

ISCnet – Scope and Expectations
Chairman Paul Hohnen, Sustainability Strategies; Andreas Förster, DECHEMA; Peter Wolfmeyer, N³ Thinking Ahead!

14:00 Outline of ISCnet aims and activities
            Friedrich Barth, Managing Director of ISC3

14:15 The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3): Lessons learned, and
           recommendation for the ISCnet
           Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

14:30 G2C2/GCN : Activities, lessons learned, and recommendations
            James Clark, University of York

14:45 Experiences from ChemSec´s work to promote substitution of hazardous
           chemicals, a key to sustainable chemistry
           Anne-Sofie Andersson, ChemSec

15.00 Interactive stakeholder round table discussion with contributions from the floor:
           Expectations and Challenges for ISCnet

  • Pierre Barthelemy, Cefic
  • Sam Adu-Kumi, Ghana EPA and Chair of COP Stockholm Convention
  • Elsbeth Roelofs, MVO Nederland
  • Klaus Kümmerer, Univ. Lüneburg

Closing ceremony

16.00 Launch of ISCnet

16.15 Reflections, impressions and concluding remarks
           Maria Krautzberger, German Environment Agency

16:30 Closing


The conference programme is available for download here…