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Chemical Week - International Year of Chemistry 2011 

Welcome to CW's News relating to the United Nation's International Year of Chemistry - an initiative designed to promote understanding about the role chemicals play in society. Throughout the year CW will be writing news stories and features relating to the International Year of Chemistry. Among our activities we will be approaching leaders across the industry to canvas their view on what this year of chemistry means for the sector and what advantages could be gained from it.

Watch out for a series of written and video interviews on IYC during the coming days and weeks.

The United Nations official IYC website can be found at www.chemistry2011.org

International Year of Chemistry 2011 Headlines

Moving Beyond the International Year of Chemistry: A Sustainable Future Begins Now

December 19, 2011 | Rui Cruz and Nahrain Kamber, Dow Chemical

By Rui Cruz, Senior Manager for the Epoxy Process R&D group at The Dow Chemical Company, and Nahrain Kamber, Associate Scientist for Industrial Coatings R&D at Dow Coating Materials   By 2050

The End of the International Year of Chemistry?

December 2, 2011 | Alex Scott in Brussels

Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well beyond this year’s

International Year of Chemistry: Leaders See a 'Need for Speed' to Innovate

December 1, 2011 | Alex Scott in Brussels

A new level of urgency is required to ensure that innovation in the chemical industry can deliver solutions to the world's most pressing issues in areas including food, clean water and energy, says Christian

International Year of Chemistry: Making a Difference for Years to Come?

October 17, 2011 | —alex scott

Hunt: Engaging the next generation. Thomas: Activities continue after IYC. The United Nations International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched in February to celebrate the role of chemistry in

Dow Chemical Outlines its Vision for the International Year of Chemistry (video interview)

October 7, 2011 | Alex Scott in Paris

Video interview with Catherine T. Hunt, director/innovation sourcing and sustainable technologies for Dow Chemical on Dow Chemical's hopes and plans for the International Year of Chemistry

Education: Chemistry with your Cabbage?

September 26, 2011 | Alex Scott

U.K. groups the Royal Society of Chemistry North West Trust (RSC NW Trust), the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (Widnes) and a company named Chemistry with Cabbage have published a DVD teaching children

First-of-its-Kind Global Water Experiment for Students Launches on World Water Day

March 21, 2011 | Neil Hawkins

Water is the single most important chemical compound for the preservation of life and human progress, yet close to a billion people lack access to clean, safe drinking water—that’s one in eight

IYC: EPCA Launches Official Video to Attract Young People to Chemistry (video)

March 8, 2011 | Alex Scott

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels), as part of the activities for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, has launched a video to show how chemistry is used many innovative ways and in

CIA Celebrates International Year of Chemistry; Seeks to Attract More Young Chemists (video)

February 18, 2011 | Alex Scott

The Chemical Industries Association (London) launches the International Year of Chemistry, eariler this month in the Houses of Parliament

UNIPCC Chairman Highlights Urgency for Chemical Solutions to Climate Change

February 1, 2011 | Alex Scott in Paris

Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives an exclusive interview with CW before giving a speech at the launch of the International Year of Chemistry

International Year of Chemistry; Great Launch, Shame about the Communication

January 31, 2011 | Alex Scott

A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there was one word to sum up the

UN Year of Chemistry Launches: Only a Change of Mentality will Solve Global Issues

January 27, 2011 | Alex Scott

The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched today with a series of presentations and films at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. Hans-Ulrich Engel, board member for BASF in a

CLP Success a “Good Start to International Year of Chemistry”

January 4, 2011 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says chemical companies had successfully made 3.1 million classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications of 24, 500 substances by yesterday’s

Dow Becomes First Global Partner of the International Year of Chemistry

December 17, 2010 |

Theresa Kotanchek

By Theresa Kotanchek, Global Director of Sustainable Technologies January 2011 marks the beginning of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), an initiative designated by the United Nations and co-led by the

UN Declares 2011 'International Year of Chemistry'

January 5, 2009

The United Nations has adopted a resolution to make 2011 the 'International Year of Chemistry'. The resolution will celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contribution to mankind. National and

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