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Global project will help promote Green Chemistry in developing countries

The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale (CGCGE has entered into a three-year global collaboration that will promote the principles and implementation of green chemistry in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Project on Green Chemistry, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will increase global awareness and deploy green chemistry approaches and technologies.

The Global Project on Green Chemistry is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership that uses targeted investments to address some of the world’s most challenging issues.

Other partners in the global project include the German Federal Environmental Foundation and Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas.

The collaboration was officially launched during an event at the SENAI Institute for Green Chemistry Innovation in Rio de Janeiro on 13th of February 2017, which was attended by more than 150 participants from industry, science, policy, and other professional backgrounds. In addition to numerous presentations about the different facets of green chemistry — including a keynote by Paul Anastas — green chemistry experts from Brazil, Egypt, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka gave presentations on the potential for green chemistry in their countries.

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