Chemistry for the Environment

17/09/2021 - 17/09/2021

A one-day meeting with the RSC Biotechnology Group and the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

Where: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BA

When: 17th September 2021

The next ten years represent our last chance to reverse the highly damaging effects our industrialised societies have had on our environment. It will certainly be the most important decade in history in terms of the impact our decisions will have on both our environment and societies.  The expectation is that scientists will find these solutions, but the challenges go far beyond scaling up research. The next generation of scientists will need to break out of the lab and confidently address the related issues of policy, funding and public engagement.

To address this the Biotechnology and Environmental Chemistry special interest groups of the Royal Society of Chemistry are organising a unique event for scientists who want to do more for the environment. Our hope for the day is to leave you energised with a new network of like-minded scientists and a greater understanding of what is required from funders and policy makers to maximise impact.

Keynote Speakers

  • Colin Snape FRSE (carbon capture)
  • Bhaskar Sen Gupta OBE (metal pollution)
  • Miriam Ribul (circular economy)
  • Peter Styring FRSC (carbon capture)
  • Christopher M. Rayner (carbon capture)
  • Karen Hudson-Edwards (metal pollution)
  • John McGeehan FRSB FRSC (circular economy)

Full details and biographies for our speakers are available at:


Registration will open on 21 June 2021. To register your interest and receive updates please visit We look forward to seeing you there.