The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on joint activities and events focused on key themes. A virtual MOU signing ceremony was held on July 14.
Since 2019, CSES, the largest society for environmental sciences and technologies in China, and ACS International Ltd - Publications Division have jointly designed and organized a series of impactful events. The events aim to facilitate and stimulate the exchange of research ideas and dialogues among top scientists on pressing issues. The issues include water pollution, carbon neutrality, low carbon chemistry, microplastics, and health. With the increased focus on improving environmental health by identifying solutions to global challenges, ACS and CSES have signed a three-year MOU to collaborate on joint activities and events focused on key themes associated with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
ACS and CSES have a shared interest in advancing the chemistry and scientific enterprises, and their practitioners, in identifying solutions to global environmental challenges, particularly those associated with selected UNSDGs. To that end, ACS and CSES have entered into the MOU to collaborate on joint activities, and events focused on raising awareness of and addressing the challenges associated with global environmental issues, promoting innovations to benefit global environmental goals, and facilitating the translation of research to practical solutions.
Joint activities and events, such as symposia, round-table discussions, and workshops for society members, the broader scientific community, and the public, will be held at each society’s conferences or other mutually agreed upon venues. Special attention will be given to chemical science solutions to environmental concerns, particularly those associated with selected UNSDGs.Click here to read the original press release.