The Elsevier Foundation has opened applications for its Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge.
According to the foundation, Climate change is the most important challenge affecting the future of our planet and it is essential that we take action. Chemical sciences also play a critical role in developing a sustainable future.
Geeky Nigeria reports that The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health. Elsevier Foundation is part of Elsevier’s corporate responsibility program, which centers on their unique contributions to sustainable development in gender, health, climate and reducing inequalities.
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.
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.
The Challenge also awards projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges – encouraging researchers to come up with new solutions. The prizes will be awarded during a special event in October 2022.
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.
Do you have an innovative, environmentally sustainable idea to advance #ClimateAction?
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