Experts from industry and value chains using chemicals and materials will present their first-hand experience in applying the SSbD framework in case studies, and regulators will express their views on how to operationalize the concept and related policy needs.

The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability envisions the transition towards safer and more sustainable chemicals and materials. In 2022 the European Commission published an initial Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) framework to support the development of new chemicals and materials and the re-design of existing ones. To enable this transition, safety and sustainability aspects need to be combined. This calls for multidisciplinary efforts from different stakeholders such as scientists, regulators and experts from industrial value chains.

Invited speakers

  • Serenella Sala, JRC Ispra, Italy
  • Emma Strömberg, IVL, Sweden
  • Annemarie van Wezel, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Martin Scheringer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Joel A. Tickner, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Igor Linkov, US Army Corps of Engineers, USA
  • Lya Soeteman-Hernandez, RIVM, Netherlands
  • Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana University, Germany
  • Julie Zimmerman, Yale, USA
  • Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta
  • Ad Ragas, Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Christopher Oberschelp, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Mark Huijbregts, Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Hanna Holmquist, IVL, Sweden
  • Emma Schymanski, University of  Luxembourg
  • Spyros Karakitsios, University of  Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Anne Chloe Devic, SSbD Consulting, Spain
  • Katarzyna Cenian, Novozymes, Denmark
  • Rie Tsuchiya, Novozymes, Denmark
  • Peter Fantke, DTU, Denmark
  • Gonzalo Guillen Gosalbez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

10 November 2024 — 15 November 2024
2:40 pm

Congressi Stefano Franscini Ascona

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