Launch of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3)
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Environment Agency are currently setting up the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3). The centre which will be launched in May 2017 aims at the continued deployment of sustainable chemistry worldwide. Stakeholders are invited to join the ISCnet global network, open to everyone engaged in sustainable chemistry
Sustainable Chemistry is an overarching concept with a view to product design, manufacturing, consumption of resources, health and safety at work, economic success and technical innovation – not only in industrialized nations but in emerging and developing countries as well. Following Resolution 2/7 of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (Nairobi, May 2016), UNEP will investigate the Sustainable Chemistry concept as a tool for chemical policy beyond 2020. Linkages between the Sustainable Chemisty concept and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are under discussion in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and beyond. In this context, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) take action in mainstreaming sustainable chemistry by establishing an internationally operating centre.
IDEAS BEHIND ISC3, GOALS AND TASKS
BMUB and UBA are currently setting up an international centre for sustainable chemistry, called the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3). The German author ...