In 2050, we will be more than 9 billion of Humans on our planet. This exponential increase of the population on Earth has a direct impact on chemistry which needs to produce always more with fossil resources that are concomitantly decreasing or more and more difficult to exploit. Furthermore, our growing awareness of the need to reduce our impact on the environment, including eco-systems, biodiversity and greenhouse gases, require scientists to adapt or to design cutting-edge technologies/processes less consuming in energy and atoms, eco-respectful and more secure for the Humanity.

The main objective of ISGC-2017 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of green chemistry to debate on the future challenges of Chemistry keeping in mind the problems of access to a sustainable energy, the management of resources (carbon, water, metals, minerals), Human development, global warming, impact on the environment and competitiveness of our Industry. To contribute to solve this complex equation, ISGC-2017 has been thought as a cross-disciplinary platform and should offer to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development stakeholders. 

On the continuation of the previous editions, ISGC-2017 will gather more than 800 attendees who will exchange on the most recent advances in the field of green chemistry through plenary lectures, keynotes, oral and flash communications and posters organized around multi-parallel sessions with 6 principal topics and industrial sessions. 

New in 2017 : To enable industrials to show their innovations, to meet industrial requirements, to facilitate public-private and private-private partnerships, to present new challenges in R&D, to facilitate exchanges between participants, … ISGC creates the " Green Chemistry Challenge " : 1-to-1 meetings, exhibition area, innovation sessions and mentorship opportunities.

We hope you will enjoy this unique moment to share your vision about green chemistry with other countries and to contribute to the emergence of new and sustainable processes for a greener world.

We look forward seeing you at this occasion in this beautiful part of France.

Sincerely yours. 


François JEROME
CNRS research director, University of Poitiers
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Poitiers
Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP, UMR7285)