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Dow: Pushing forward Discussion on Chemistry and Sustainability

10:02 AM MDT | August 12, 2011 | By ALEX SCOTT

The Dow Chemical Company is convinced that the development of solutions to key global issues such as population growth and sustainability relies on a robust global dialogue between public and private sectors. Based on this premise, on August 16, the company will host a virtual discussion featuring 30 speakers from all sides of the debate.
Those speaking including some of the best minds out there, including John Warner, co-founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. In my book’s he’s worth turning up for if he was the sole speaker. But he is joined by other field leaders, among them Tariq Banur, director/the Division for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; John Elkington, author and co-founder of SustainAbility; and Daniel Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at Yale University, and co-author of Green to Gold.
The debate will center on how the power of chemistry can create a sustainable future.
“Collaboration between chemists, industry, academia, NGOs and government is essential to uncover truly sustainable solutions to meet complex global challenges,” says Theresa Kotanchek, v.p./Sustainable Technologies Dow Chemical.
I concur that this kind of forum can only help take the debate forward, and hopefully accelerate the move toward specific chemistry solutions that will solve certain problems.
To participate for free – go to Future We Create.

When: On Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. ET, 30

Where: Your computer/phone

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