CEO Jost will give a lecture at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation of the German Green Party
Jost will challenge in her keynote on 06/02 at 04:20 pm CET "future-proof chemical industry" 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. The keynote and subsequent panel discussion will be live streamed.
Germany is the 3rd biggest chemical nation in the world. The manufactured 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 and release ~1/8 of all greenhouse gas emissions. For example, many chemical products are toxic or accumulate in the environment, causing problems in numerous dimensions.
About Sonja Jost:
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.
About the Heinrich Böll Foundation:
The Heinrich Böll Foundation works independently and nurtures a spirit of intellectual openness. They maintain close ties to the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens) and as a think tank for green visions and projects, they are part of an international network encompassing well over 100 partner projects in approximately 60 countries.