European sustainable chemistry action plan -- August 27, 2006, Budapest

These activities are collected around themes of major importance for sustainable chemistry and society: bio-based economy; energy; health care; information and communication technologies; nanotechnology; sustainable quality of life; sustainable product and process design; and transport. Creation of a supportive environment for innovation and research is also emphasised.

The Implementation Action Plan developed by SusChem (the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry http://www.suschem.org) will be debated at the 4th SusChem Stakeholder Workshop as part of a wide-ranging consultation process.

The workshop will include plenary contributions from Nobel Laureate Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn and Prof. Daoben Zhu of the Chinese Academy of Science amongst many others. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the 1st European Chemical Congress organised by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS).

SusChem at ESOF
Dr. Marian Mours of Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) will be describing SusChem and the industry's approach to fostering sustainable chemistry innovation in Europe at ESOF. His presence is part of the 'Green chemistry: a tool for socio-economic development and environmental protection' session on the afternoon of 16 July in the Antares room in the Forum am Deutschen Museum.

SusChem offers a unique opportunity to focus European spending in chemical and industrial biotech R&D towards the most promising areas for greatest impact on the overall goals of sustainability and improved competitiveness. The chemical and molecular sciences are at the core of the nano-, bio- and environmental technologies that will meet the major challenges facing our World today.

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SusChem is a joint initiative of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Biotechnology Industry Association (EuropaBio) and supported by the European Commission.


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