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Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry

17.06.2015 14th September – 17th September 2015 at Leuphana University, Lueneburg

Sustainable Chemistry is a new approach on chemistry as a science as well as an important industrial sector. It embraces and connects several chemical and non-chemical disciplines. Its worldwide implementation is a key to reduce unwanted environmental and health impacts by chemicals along their life cycle and to achieve sustainable production and consumption. Especially in emerging and developing countries, the need for environmentally sound management and substitution of hazardous chemicals is essential because the costs of exposure to harmful chemicals are often unrecognized or ignored for economic reasons.

The international Summer School provides the participants with an understanding of the basics of the concept of Sustainable Chemistry, emphasizing its interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary aspects. Additionally, the importance of Sustainable Chemistry in the work of International Cooperation is presented and illustrated through practical examples. One main target of the Summer School is to discuss the scope and benefit of Sustainable Chemistry in International Cooperation and to identify possible approaches for its application. The exchange of experiences between the participants will be at the core of the discussion.

The Summer School addresses postgraduates and young professionals which have to deal with or are professionally interested in the topic of Sustainable Chemistry as a cross-cutting issue. Written application for the participation is required. Participants are highly welcomed to send their Curriculum Vitae and a letter of intent for application to chem-wep@giz.de. Experience in the field of International Cooperation would be an asset. Deadline for application is 31st July 2015. Selected participants will be informed until 15th August 2015.

GIZ will cover accommodation costs and assure catering (except for dinner) during the Summer School. No per diems or daily allowances will be paid to the participants. Travel costs of participating GIZ employees should be covered by their projects. Participants from developing countries can apply for assumption of travel costs.