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International Conference on Green Chemistry on 5th /6th November 2018 in Vienna

Martin Wimmer

elni Review 2019, pp. 41-42. https://doi.org/10.46850/elni.2019.007

Under the Austrian EU presidency, the Austrian Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT) organised a conference on Green Chemistry on 5th/6th November 2018 in Vienna. This article outlines key findings of the conference. The conference aimed to gather chemical as well as policy experts, stakeholders and various practitioners of green chemistry to discuss the current scientific status in this field, but also the need and opportunities for integrating the principles of green chemistry in European chemicals legislation. The event discussed perspectives how to foster and better integrate into the legal frameworks the principles of ‘Green Chemistry’, which guide the design of chemical substances, products and processes to avoid hazards and reduce resource use – thus offering potentials for industries to ensure their compliance and also for ‘Circular Economies’. 

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  1. Führ, M., Schenten J., Kleihauer, S., 2019, Integrating "Green Chemistry" into the Regulatory Framework of European Chemicals Policy, Study on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, sofia-Studien zur Institutionenanalyse 19-2, Darmstadt.