“A blueprint for sustainable chemicals in a circular economy”

Wednesday 24 May 2023




16:00    Welcome address  –  Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, President of Globe EU

16:10     Keynote speech –  Sharon McGuinness, Executive Director, ECHA (invited)

16:25     Europe’s transition towards safe and sustainable chemicals Patrick Child, Deputy Director General, DG Environment (invited)

16:35     Insight from the chemical value chain (15min)

    • Case study presented by Dow (speaker tbc)
    • Case study presented by Tarkett (speaker tbc)
    • Case study presented by Sherwin-Williams (speaker tbc)

16:50     A systemic approach enabling sustainable chemicals – Moderator: Peter Liese MEP (invited)

    • Cristina de Avila, Head of Unit, DG ENV, European Commission (invited)
    • Eeva Leinala, Principal Administrator of the Risk Reduction Programme, OECD
    • Anne-Sofie Bäckar, Executive Director, ChemSec
    • Wolfgang Dekant, Professor of Toxicology, University of Würzburg

17:40     Fostering innovation through Safe & Sustainable by Design criteria – Jürgen Tiedje, Head of Unit Industrial Transformation, DG RTD, European Commission (invited)

17:50     Closing remarks (10min) –  Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

18:00    End of the event