3rd ISC3 Stakeholder Forum

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Organisational Information

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Stakeholder Forum 2021 will be an online event. The log-in data will be distributed to all confirmed participants in the week leading up to the event.

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3rd ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, Online Event, 08 &12 November 2021

Dear Stakeholder, dear Supporter of Sustainable Chemistry,

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) will host its third Stakeholder Forum on 8th and 12th November 2021 during the 1st Global Sustainable Chemistry Week taking place 8th until 12th November 2021. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, the Stakeholder Forum will be held online.  

Founded on the initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Environmental Agency (UBA) 2017, the ISC3 engages in the transformation towards Sustainable Chemistry. The ISC3 acts internationally with focus on emerging economies and developing countries. The centre manages a knowledge platform and a network of stakeholders, contributes in political processes, conducts research, develops vocational and academic education, supports innovation and entrepreneurship, and offers advisory services. Connecting stakeholders from policy, industry, academia, and civil society is a key element of the transformation towards Sustainable Chemistry and therefore of ISC3’s work. Whereas the first Stakeholder Forum focused its discussions and topics on laying the groundworks for a common understanding of Sustainable Chemistry and the international dialogue, the focus of the second Stakeholder Forum shifted towards the implementation and realisation of projects and ideas. 

The upcoming third Stakeholder Forum will discuss our upcoming activities including the new Focus Topic: Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energy: PtX and H2-Economy

The first day, Monday 8 November 2021, will give an overview on the milestones achieved, current projects and future activities, whereas the second day, Friday 12 November 2021, will give an insight into the varied topics connected to Sustainable Chemistry and the ISC3’s stakeholders.  

The Stakeholder Forum continues to be an opportunity to highlight the diversity of the topic and the stakeholders connected. You are invited to engage, voice your expectations and views, and share your expertise.  To learn more about Stakeholder Forum, take a look at our Stakeholder Forum’s reports, 2019 and 2020, which give an insightful overview of our Stakeholder Forums and the dialogue on Sustainable Chemistry.

Very kindly confirm your participation and register until 15th October 2021 at contact©, stating your title, name, organisation, and contact information, to receive the link to the event. 
Feel free to forward this invitation to your professional network and colleagues. In case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

We are looking very much forward to seeing you at the third ISC3 Stakeholder Forum!

Agenda 3rd ISC3 Stakeholder Forum

Day 1, Monday, 08 November 2021, part 1 of the ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, ca. 14:00 - 18:10h (CET)
Facilitation: Dr. Hannah Büttner, Integrative Dialoge

  • Greeting
    14:00 - 14:05 (CET)
    Dr. Hannah Büttner, Integrative Dialoge
    Dr. Thomas Wanner, Director ISC3
  • Review and Outlook on the ISC3
    14:05 - 14:30 (CET)
    Dr. Thomas Wanner, Managing Director ISC3
    Dr. Alexis Bazzanella, Director ISC3 Innovation Hub @ DECHEMA e.V.
    Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Director ISC3 Research & Education Hub @Leuphana University
  • Guest Keynote: Guest Keynote: Enviropreneurship to bring Sustainable Chemistry Innovations to Market – Our Inspiration & Learning
    14:30 - 15:30 (CET)
    Nitesh H. Mehta, Co-founder & Director Green ChemisTree Foundation & Newreka Green-Synth Technologies, Mumbai, India
  • Report on the activities of the ISC3 Research & Education Hub
    15:45 - 16:15 (CET)
    Dr. Myriam Elschami, Coordinator Education, ISC3 Research & Education Hub @ Leuphana University
    Dr. Katja Simon, Regulatory Prototyping and Business Relationship Management Expert, Merck KGaA - Participant of the M.Sc. SC 2021
  • Report on the activities of the ISC3 Innovation Hub
    16:15 -16:45 (CET)
    Dr. Alexis Bazzanella, Director ISC3 Innovation Hub @ DECHEMA e.V.
  • Report and Reflection on the Research Topics
    16:45 -17:15 (CET)
    Ann-Kathrin Amsel, Research Associate, ISC3 Research & Education Hub @ Leuphana University
  • Discussion on the New Focus Topic: Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energy - Subtopic for 2021: Power to X (PtX) and green Hydrogen
    17:30 -18:00 (CET)
    Oleg Ditkovskiy, Workstream Manager, ISC3 Head Office
  • Closing
    18:00 - 18:10 (CET)
    Dr. Thomas Wanner, Managing Director ISC3

Day 2, Friday, 12 November 2021, Open Forum - Part 2 of the ISC3 Stakeholder Forum ca. 13:00 - 17:45h (CET)
Facilitation: Dr. Hannah Büttner, Integrative Dialoge

  • EU Chemicals Strategy on Sustainability
    13:05 - 13:50 (CET)
    Ann Chloé Devic, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
    Dolores Romano, Deputy policy manager for chemicals at the European Environmental Bureau
    Prof. Nineta Hrastelj, European Chemical Society (EuChems)
    Prof. Eugenia Walsami-Jones, University of Birmingham
    Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Director ISC3 Research & Education Hub, Leuphana University
  • Anchoring Sustainable Chemistry in International Chemicals Management: presentation of preliminary results and a discussion of experts in the field of sustainable chemistry
    14:00 - 15:00 (CET)
    find more information here
    Christopher Blum (German Environment Agency): The idea behind the project, tasks and team
    Esther Heidbüchel (CSCP) and Henning Friege (N³ Thinking Ahead): Indicators for approaches to sustainable chemistry: Assessment and Examples

    Panel Discussion: Sustainable Chemistry as a pacemaker for international management for chemicals and waste?
    Moderator: Achim Halpaap (Independent consultant)
    Participants: Sandra Averous-Monnery (UNEP), Vania Zuin Zeidler (University of Sao Carlos, Brazil), Xenia Trier (European Environment Agency, tbc), N.N., Hans-Christian Stolzenberg (German Environment Agency)

    Concluding Remarks: N.N.

  • UNEP: Development of the specialized manual on green and sustainable chemistry education
    15:10 - 16:20 (CET)
    Download background information here.

    Proposed Agenda:
    Moderator: Monika MacDevette – Head, Chemicals and Health Branch, UNEP
    Session 1 – Presenting the Manuals (25 Minutes)
    1.    Welcoming remarks – Moderator – (5 Minutes)

    2.    Overview of the 10 Objectives and Guiding Considerations for Green and Sustainable Chemistry and of the Specialized Manual on Education – Achim Halpaap, Lead Author– (15 Minutes)

    3.    A deep dive on green and sustainable chemistry learning at each stage of formal education – Colin Hannahan, Consultant, UNEP – 5 minutes
    Session 2: Panel Discussion and Audience Exchange – Action on Green and Sustainable Chemistry Education - (45 Minutes)
    1.    All panelists will be introduced by the moderator. Each panelist will be given the floor to share their insights on the following – (25-30 Minutes)

    -    Key inspiring actions to transform and scale up education for GSC; and
    -    What remains to be done, and how the UNEP 10 objectives and education manual on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, can support filling these gaps.
    -    Amy Cannon, Executive Director/Co-founder, Beyond Benign - Promoting Green and Sustainable Chemistry Education through Curriculum reforms and fostering learning communities
    -    Nydia Suppen, Director, Centro de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida y Diseño Sustentable (CADIS) - Illustration of non-formal and informal learning to advance green and sustainable chemistry.
    -    Rovani Sigamoney, Engineering Programme Specialist, UNESCO - UNESCO’s contribution to green and sustainable chemistry education through Basic Sciences.
    -    Claudio Cinquemani, Director of Science and Innovation, ISC3 - Using the Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Framework Manual as a tool to guide capacity-building activities.

    2.    Following the panel, the floor will be opened for the audience to pose questions and establish a dialogue with the panelists and presenters – (10 – 15 minutes)

    3.    The moderator will provide concluding remarks and close the session – (5 minutes)

    Examples of ISC3 Capacity Building

  • 16:30 - 17:15 (CET)
    Dr. Claudio Cinquemani, ISC3
    Jens Krol, ISC3

The agenda for DAY 2 can be downloaded here.

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