Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry

13.05.2016 12th September – 16th September 2016 at Leuphana University, Lueneburg

Lueneburg. Sustainable chemistry is a new approach on chemistry as a science as well as an important industrial sector. To our understanding, it encompasses all life stages of chemical products and materials taking into consideration their contribution to a more sustainable future (see Clark & Kümmerer 2015). Sustainable chemistry addresses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes. It embraces and connects several chemical and non-chemical disciplines.

The 2nd Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development will provide the participants with an understanding of the newest theoretical and practical developments of Sustainable Chemistry. Beside that the international Summer School will treat the specific problems like wet processes in the textile production.

One main target of the summer school is to discuss the scope and benefit of sustainable chemistry in value chains and chemicals in products. The issue of sustainable production and consumption in international cooperation will be addressed to identify possible approaches and solutions to substitute hazardous chemicals. The exchange of experiences between the participants will be at the core of the discussion.

The summer school is aimed at postgraduates and young professionals who 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 welcome to send their Curriculum Vitae and a letter of intent for application Experience in the field of international cooperation would be an asset. Deadline for application is 31st July 2016. Selected participants will be informed until 15th August 2016.

The summer school is free of admission costs. Participants from developing countries can apply for assumption of travel and accommodation costs. GIZ will assure catering 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.

For further information, please visit our Global Chemicals and Waste Information Platform.