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08 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024 Lüneburg, Germany

10th Summer School on Chemistry for Sustainable Development

This year’s Summer School focuses on the SSbD concept as one tool among many for implementing Sustainable Chemistry.

The first part the summer school will provide an overview on conepts and approaches of sustainable chemistry. In the second part participants will gain an understanding of the SSbD concept, that was recently introduced by the European Commission to support the long-term goal of a toxic-free environment.
The programme of the summer school includes a theoretical part (lectures) and practical workshops, group discussions and an excursion to exemplify and deepen practical aspects of sustainable chemistry and SSbD.


Part 1: General Concepts and Approaches of Sustainable Chemistry

  • Concepts of Green and Sustainable Chemistry
  • EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
  • Circular Economy and resources use
  • Benign by Design
  • System Approach

Part 2: Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD)

  • The SSbD framework proposed by the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission
  • Roadmaps for implementation
  • Tools that can be used to define SSbD chemicals and materials
  • Gaps and challenges that hinder the implementation of SSbD
  • The value chain perspective to implement SSbD
  • How SSbD can drive innovations


Registration for the Summer School 2024 will open in January 2024! Registration deadline: 1 June 2024


The 10th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development is organised jointly by the Research and Education Hub of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaboration Centre (ISC3), the Chair for Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources at the Institute of Sustainable Chemistry of Leuphana University Lüneburg and the IRISS project.

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