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PhosAgro/ UNESCO/ IUPAC Partnership in Green Chemistry for Life
PhosAgro/ UNESCO/ IUPAC Partnership in Green Chemistry for Life
17 January 2023
Modified: 17 January 2023
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Green chemistry has become a focus for cutting-edge research into sustainable technologies. These technologies may reduce or even eliminate the production and use of hazardous substances in mining and in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products, and may also lead to energy savings, a better environment and improved human health.

Research in green chemistry and associated areas in biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology and healthcare give young scientists ample opportunity to demonstrate their inventiveness and provide important input to sustainable development. With this in mind, the Green Chemistry for Life project was launched in 2013 by UNESCO’s International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) and PhosAgro, the largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizer in Europe, in close cooperation with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). 


PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry programme offers research grants of up to US$30,000 each to scientists aged 39 or under, for innovative research projects that respect the 12 principles of green chemistry, to assist them in implementing their work.

In addition to seeking to harness the talents of young scientists and the fruits of their research for the advancement of green chemistry. The programme sets out to raise awareness among decision- and policy-makers, industrialists and the public at large of the great opportunities green chemistry offers in contributing to address the multitude of pressing societal needs.

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Updated: 17 January 2023
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