Welcome to the 9th ICGC


The 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry has been postponed to 2022.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for submitting your abstracts to the 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (9th ICGC).
After careful consideration of the current COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty in the coming months regarding health and safety issues, as well as travel and gathering regulations worldwide, and in consultation with the IUPAC/ICGCSD and the Association of Greek Chemists, we regret to announce that the 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (9th ICGC) has been postponed to September/October 2022, same place (Athens, Greece).

More information regarding the exact dates, new call for abstract submission and other details, will be available in due time via the same website:https://www.greeniupac2020.org/

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience that this might have caused you. However, our primary aim is to be able to organize an exciting scientific event which all colleagues from around the world can safely attend and enjoy.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
With our best wishes,
Prof. Konstantinos Triantafyllidis
Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel.: +30 2310 997730;  E-mail: ktrianta@chem.auth.gr
Chair of the organizing committee


The 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry is organized by the Association of Greek Chemists(AGC) in collaboration with the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD) and the Hellenic Green Chemistry Network. It is endorsed by IUPAC and several other organizations and associations related to Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

The main aim of the IUPAC International Conference series on Green Chemistry (ICGC) is to bring together all relevant stakeholders from academia, research, industry, NGOs, policy makers and society, to exchange and disseminate knowledge and ideas that promote the concept of green chemistry, sustainable development and circular economy.This year’s conference is the ninth of the ICGC series, the first having been organized in Germany (2006), followed by Russia (2008), Canada (2010), Brazil (2012), South Africa (2014), Italy (2016), Russia (2017) and Thailand (2018).

The 9th ICGC will cover the following general topics:

  • Green Chemistry in Academia, Research and Industry
  • Green Chemistry in Education and Society
  • Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Bioeconomy and Circular Economy

The scientific programme will deal with the global trends and developments in the field of green and sustainable chemistry, as well as with research and technology aspects of high importance to specific parts of the world. For example, the topic of biomass valorization will be discussed both with regard to agricultural as well as forestry wastes in order  to be of interest to the relevant countries and regions. On the other hand, the use of non-toxic solvents, the development of low/no waste industrial chemical processes, the use of bio- and degradable plastics and the increase of societal and political awareness towards green chemistry practices, will comprise of topics with a broader audience. The contribution of Green Chemistry to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations will also be  highlighted. Within this context, both novel fundamental chemistry approaches as well as dedicated industry-oriented processes will be discussed, in the different areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.

The conference programme will comprise of Plenary, Keynote, Oral and Poster presentations, and will include special workshops, e.g. on bio-polymers and plastics recycle, etc., presentation of awards and prizes, and attractive social events.

The highlights of the conference will be communicated by IUPAC via its news magazine Chemistry International, and the proceedings will be published in a Special Issue of IUPAC’s official journal, Pure and Applied Chemistry. Special Issues in high impact journals in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry will also be produced, with selected papers of the conference, following the standard peer-review procedures.

We look forward to welcoming you together with your colleagues and family at the 9th ICGC in Athens and have a fruitful and enjoyable conference! Apart from scientific and technical interactions, it is a great opportunity to discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Greece and Athens and enjoy traditional Mediterranean – Greek gastronomy and flavours.

With best wishes,

Prof. Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis

Chair of the Organizing Committee

9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry



Important Dates

New Call for Abstracts and Registration instructions will be announced in due time in 2021



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