Special Issue "Green Chemistry in Europe"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: green chemistry; biorefinery; bioenergy; biomass valorization; CO2; ionic liquids; value-added products; building blocks
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Climate change and environmental degradation are eminent risks for Europe and the world. To address these challenges, Europe established a new growth strategy embedded in a Green Deal action plan with the main aim in the transformation of the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, economic growth is decoupled from resource use and no person and no place is left behind (A European Green Deal https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en). The main challenge of the European Green Deal is to make the EU's economy sustainable. It can be achieved by boosting the efficient use of resources by shifting to a greener and circular economy. To achieve these ambitious targets of the European Green Deal, all sectors have to invest into environmentally friendly technologies supporting industry to innovate and assisting the energy sector in its transition towards decarbonisation. Also, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depict a clean and comprehensive action plan with Green Chemistry as a tool to accomplished most of the goals.
Hence, two the most relevant social and political actions in Europe and in the world put Green Chemistry at the centre of the action for a better and more sustainable future.
Considering the importance of Green Chemistry in the achievement of the ambitious goals of the current society, this special issue aims to demonstrate the potential of Green Chemistry in Europe. Hereby, it is my pleasure to invite the submission from all colleagues from universities, research centres, other institutions and industry focusing their activities in Europe who wish to demonstrate the importance of Green Chemistry.
Dr. Rafał M. Łukasik
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable development
- Waste prevention
- Renewable feedstock
- Sustainable solvents