THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 6 December 2018 — Scientists and chemistry professionals gathered for the workshop, “Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Fostering Safety and Security through Innovation” with the aim of strengthening international security through innovation and science, at the Headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, from 4 to 5 December.
The meeting gathered 20 professionals including scientists, technologists, and members of professional chemical societies and associations. The participants presented lectures on a range of topics, including: academic research and industry applications of green and sustainable chemistry; activities of international organisations in the promotion of green and sustainable chemistry; efforts in education; assessment of the sustainability of chemical processes; and regional and national reports on the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry solutions.
The meeting stimulated discussion about cooperation opportunities among the various stakeholders, and the ways that the OPCW can best support its Member States to develop sustainable chemical industry.
This workshop and other activities within the Green and Sustainable Chemistry initiative are implemented in coordination with two OPCW’s strategic partners, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
Anna Makarova, representing IUPAC Committee on Chemistry and Industry, Supawan Tantayanon, representing IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education, and Pietro Tundo representing the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development attended the meeting.