CEO Jost will give a lecture at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation of the Green Party
Jost will challenge in her lecture on 06/02 the need to still consider the harms created by chemical products and the manufacturing thereof as a necessary pre-condition for the benefits created – and describe why they are already a threat to our competitiveness and to our wealth.
Germany is the 3rd biggest chemical nation in the world. The manufactures products are critical for the whole economic system and improve the life of billions of humans in the whole world. On the other hand, their manufacturing processes as well as the products themselves cause many harms to the environment but also to us as human beings. The global chemical industry is traditionally based on fossil resources release ~1/8 of all greenhouse gas emissions. Many chemical products are toxic or accumulate in the environment for example, causing problems in numerous dimensions.
Sonja Jost is an inventor and engineer who co-founded DexLeChem, of which she is the CEO. She is member of different advisory/ supervisory boards and high-tech juries, e.g. jury member of the Accelerator pilot of the European Commission, or the U.S. peer-reviewed journal “Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews”. Jost gives advice to governmental organizations, scientific institutions, NGOs, as well as several political parties in Germany, the broader EU, and in the US.