Symposium 8.5



UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), policy, regulation, green chemistry, sustainable development



On behalf of IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, ICGCSD


Pietro Tundo (Chair IUPAC ICGCSD , Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, IT)

Christopher Brett (IUPAC President Elect, Universit of Coimbra, PT)

Janet L. Scott (Secretary of the ICGCSD, University of Bath, UK)

Fabio Aricò (IUPAC Division VIII Representative, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, IT)


A half-day symposium including Invited lectures (IL) and expert panel discussion (no contributed lectures).



Development of truly Green and Sustainable Chemistry is key to delivering many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN 17 SDGs), but to effectively address the huge challenges faced globally, scientists must understand the wider context of Sustainable Development. In this symposium expert invited speakers will provide perspectives on policy, regulatory, societal and business strategies that could enable more rapid movement towards realizing the “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future” that the SDGs are designed to realize.  
In all cases topics will include aspects of science policy or green and sustainable chemical research that support these strategies. 

 The Symposium 8.5 is composed by four sub-sessions :

➢ Science witnesses  

➢ Industry

➢ International organisations

➢ Round table 
Science witnesses

➢ Michael Graetzel - Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Swtizerland)   ➢ Krzysztof Matyiaszewski - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA) ➢ Recorded videos by other International Sciences Witnesses   

➢ Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd (China)        

➢ PhosAgro (Russia) 
Winner of the IUPAC-NHU Experienced Chemists Award     

International Organisations

➢ International Science Council (ISC): Natalia Tarasova - Institute of Chemistry and Problems of Sustainable Development at the D. I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia              

➢ ACS Green Chemistry Institute: Mary Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement and Director of ACS GCI   ➢ International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3): Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer Director Research & Education Hub ICS3, Lüneburg (Germany)  

➢  EuCheMS: Prof Ana Aguiar Ricardo Head of Chemistry Department Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal)          

➢ Centre of National research (CNR): Maurizio Peruzzini - Director of Chemical Sciences and Materials CNR – Rome – Italy   

Round Table