Abstract submission: 16 January 2017

Early registration: 3 March 2017




Nina Cosgrove:


This major international conference will bring together keynote and invited speakers and international researchers from academia, authorities and industry, to communicate and share the latest developments across a range of broad topics highlighting the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Thisbe Lindhorst, President of the GDCh, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi, Environment Protection Agency, Ghana
  • Prof. Ricardo Barra, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Prof, Carol S.K. Lin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ullhas Nimkar, NimkarTek Technical Services, India
  • Prof. Dr. James Clark, University of York, UK
  • Sir Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
  • Prof. Magda Titirici, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Björn Hansen, DG Environment, European Commission, Belgium
  • Prof. Martin Kayser, BASF, Germany

Invited presentations are supplemented by contributed oral presentations and a large poster session on the following topics:

  • Mineral resources and recycling
  • Resources for organic molecules
  • Synthesis and catalysis
  • Energy conversion
  • Green and sustainable pharmacy
  • Legislation and sustainable chemistry
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable chemistry 
  • Developing countries and sustainable chemistry
  • Industry and sustainable chemistry
  • Education