OPEN CALL FOR THE ELSEVIER FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE 2022

ABOUT THE FUTURE CHEMISTRY FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE

After 5 successful editions of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, and thousands of proposals from around the world, we are proud to re-launch as the Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge.

Climate change is the most important challenge affecting the future of our planet and it is essential that we take action. We also know that chemical sciences play a critical role in developing a sustainable future. UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action, underscores the need to “[…] promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities”.

With a new focus on Climate Action, the Challenge also supports SDG5, Gender Equality, recognizing the pivotal role that women play in combating climate change. Projects submitted to the Challenge must integrate a gender dimension (such as addressing the role of women in adapting to climate shifts and participating in policy-making and leadership roles) into their projects.

CRITERIA AND PRIZES

Before submitting your proposal, make sure to read the full description of the Challenge and the criteria with which the proposals will be evaluated.

The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals team. The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Read more about Elsevier and green chemistry.

The winning projects will receive a prize of €25,000 each. The winners will be announced at the Elsevier Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference (22-24 May 2023) in Dresden, Germany.

OPEN CALL FOR THE ELSEVIER FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE 2022

How do I submit my proposal?

You can submit your proposal on the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge platform at this link: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/3914/submitter

For a successful proposal it is essential to familiarize yourself with the Challenge’s full description and criteria