sustainable chemistry


Sustainable Chemistry

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Mankind needs to transform its economy towards sustainability and a circular economy, because current development is leading us to exceed the planetary boundaries and thus threatening the future and well-being of mankind. read more



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The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a voluntary framework for achieving responsible chemicals management worldwide. With its cross-sectoral approach and broad stakeholder involvement, it is unique. However, SAICM's overarching "2020 goal" for chemicals management has not been achieved. read more

News on Chemicals

Towards a sustainable chemical intensity

So far, economic development causes chemical intensification, still too often disproportionate high

The Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 are only achievable if chemicals are used in the right extent, says the German Environment Agency (UBA). The risks for health and the environment need to be globally minimized. At the same time, the opportunities for the societies by chemicals need to be maximized worldwide. Read more in our Thought Starter. read more


Stockholm Convention

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The Stockholm Convention is an international environment agreement on the elimination or restriction of the production, use and release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment