Registration is open for the SusChem 2017 Brokerage event, which will take place on 18 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020 is expected to be officially published in October and until then you can consult a Commission document that describes the context for the entire strategic programming process, which will guide the preparation of the work programme itself, here:


Grant-It and the SusChem brokerage event

Participants can propose their project ideas for the 2018 and 2019 calls of Horizon 2020 on GRANT-IT – a one-stop access to funding opportunities from the European Commission and Regional and National governments in the field of sustainable chemistry.

SusChem members can use GRANT-IT resources for free to search for funding, identify project opportunities, propose project ideas and search for potential project partners. SusChem members can log-in with their SusChem username and password.

Submitting your project ideas via GRANT-IT will make it available to the whole SusChem community and allow interested partners to contact you for meeting requests when the brokerage speed dating tool is open.

For more information and registration, please visit the SusChem 2017 Brokerage event registration portal or contact SusChem Secretariat atsuschem [at] suschem [dot] org.

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The cost of ignoring the warning signs

30 January, 2013

European Environment Agency publishes ‘Late Lessons from Early Warnings, volume II’


New technologies have sometimes had very harmful effects, but in many cases the early warning signs have been suppressed or ignored. The second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings investigates specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded, in some cases leading to deaths, illness and environmental destruction.


ERSCP 2013 - Call for abstracts extended

17 January, 2013

The organizers of the 16th Conference of the ERSCP - European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production and the 7th Conference of the EMSU - Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (Istanbul, 4-7 June 2013) have decided to extend the Call for Abstracts deadline until 31st January 2013.


You are kindly invited to submit your abstract at the official conference website.


11 January, 2013

The 2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will be a three-day event, including training sessions, workshops and networking time. A year-long process of community-building activities precedes the Conference, engaging business leaders and other stakeholders globally to develop a compelling agenda. The theme of this year’s Conference is Information – Integration – Innovation.

European Commission publishes results from stakeholder consultation on Sustainable Consumption and Production

11 January, 2013


European stakeholders want to see a higher level of synergy and complementarity between EU sustainable consumption and production (SCP) regulatory instruments according to the results of a survey published by DG Environment. Stronger harmonisation and alignment among existing instruments, rather than the introduction of a new legal framework for sustainable products, are among the key findings of the ‘Consultation on Delivering more Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

Intelligent Energy Europe Call 2013

27 December, 2012

The new (2013) call for proposals has been published under Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), which objective is to contribute to secure, sustainable and competitively priced energy for Europe. There will be € 65 million available for funding in 2013. The deadline for submission is 8 May 2013.


All the necessary links, documents and guidance to help potential applicants are available at IEE website.


European Commission grants $1.59 billion for renewable energy demonstration projects

21 December, 2012

The European Commission gave out over 1.2 billion euro ($1.59 billion) in grants this week to 23 “highly innovative” renewable energy demonstration projects in a bid to boost the development of clean technologies in the European Union.


The funds were taken from revenues obtained from the sale of 200 million emissions allowances from new participants’ reserve of the E.U. Emissions Trading System.


European Commission finalises ecodesign plans for 2012-14

20 December, 2012

The European Commission has finalised its working plan for energy-using products to be covered under the European Ecodesign Directive for 2012-14. It has established an indicative list of twelve broad product groupsto be considered for the adoption of implementing measures designed to increase resource efficiency and cut greenhouse emissions. The list includes water-related products such as showerheads and taps, steam boilers, windows, computer servers, smart meters and wine coolers.


7th Environment Action Programme proposal released

7 December, 2012

The European Commission has released its proposal for the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP). Entitled ‘Living well, within the limits of our planet’, it will guide EU environmental policy to 2020. The EAP aims to achieve an inclusive green economy, protect the EU’s natural capital and address environment-related threats to EU citizens’ health. The proposal is to be considered by the European Parliament and the EU Council before becoming law, subject to agreement.


Blueprint to safeguard Europe’s waters

29 November, 2012

The European Commission has released its Water Blueprint, a new EU strategy on the use of water resources. The Blueprint aims to make water use sustainable in the EU, and has been designed in response to an increasing pressure to provide good quality water for human needs, economic activities and the environment. It is closely aligned to the EU’s 2020 strategy, and, in particular, the 2011 Resource Efficiency Roadmap.


Planet, people and profits: How to deliver a sustainable exit from the crisis

27 November, 2012

On the 13. November delivered the European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik a keynote speech at the European Resource Efficiency Forum "Vision 2020 - the role of resource efficiency for Europe´s future."  The speech was focused on the way that the EU will implement related key policy priorities and vidions, and how this must be communicated.