SYSTEMS THINKING IN CHEMISTRY FOR SUSTAINABILITY: TOWARD 2030 AND BEYOND (STCS 2030+)
This IUPAC project, which runs 2020-2023, involves a Task Group co-chaired by Peter Mahaffy and Stephen Matlin, along with representatives of three co-sponsoring IUPAC Committees (Committee on Chemistry Education, Committee on Chemistry and Industry, and Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development) and is also supported by IOCD.
STCS 2030+ aims to highlight and support chemistry education’s contributions to strengthening the centrality of chemistry as a sustainability science, engaging with the 2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) to incorporate systems thinking as a fundamentally important approach to support integrating human needs and science in the service of planetary sustainability; formulate recommendations to guide use of systems thinking in chemistry education; and seek ways to engage with chemical industry to explore how it can contribute to outcomes of the IYBSSD, how it views systems thinking and its incorporation into chemistry education, research and practice.
Systems Thinking in Chemistry for Sustainability: Toward 2030 and Beyond (STCS 2030+). IUPAC Project 2020-014-3-050.
- P. G. Mahaffy, S. A. Matlin, M. Potgieter, B. Saha, A. Visa, S. Cornell, F. Ho, V. Talanquer, J. Wissinger, V. Zuin.
Systems thinking and sustainability: Converging on chemistry’s role in the 21st Century.
Chem Internat 2021, 43(4), 6-10.
International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022.