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2019: Chemicals, an ignored sustainable development goal?

Do we need an extra SDG concerning a non-toxic environment

Chemicals are crucial. They enable healthcare, food production, consumer products & infrastructure. However, this is not only a story about benefits. Chemicals also pollute humans and nature alike.

Do we need a new international SDG about chemicals, similar to the Swedish goal of a “non-toxic environment”?

We are arranging a seminar around this topic during the international Science Festival in Gothenburg. We are a group of people from different arenas all interested in chemicals and the sustainable use of those. Read below to get to know us!

We will challenge each other with nasty questions but we would also like to be challenged by the audience! So please come and join us for this event. If you cannot make it live, send in questions beforehand (info@fram.gu.se).

Date: 5 April 2019

Time: 15:30 PM - 16:30 PM

Location: Artisten, room A505,  Fågelsången 1 (just behind Götaplatsen)


Anna Lennquist (Dr) is working at ChemSec, a non-profit working to speed up the transition to safer chemistry. She is currently the project manager of the SIN List, a global benchmark for chemicals management.



Bethanie Carney Almroth, associate professor in ecotoxicology at the University of Gothenburg, with a research focus on the environmental effects of plastics and plastic-associated chemicals. Read more about Behanie here.


Magnus Nydén is Global Chief Scientist at Nouryon (previously AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) driven by producing specialty chemicals sustainably for economic growth and materials flow in equilibrium.



Thomas Backhaus, professor in ecotoxicology at the University of Gothenburg, with a research focus on the toxicology and ecotoxicology of chemical mixtures. He is also director of the FRAM Center. Read more about Thomas here.


Åsa Arrhenius, PhD in ecotoxicology at University of Gothenburg, coordinator of the FRAM Center. Read more about Åsa here.



FRAM at Science Festival 2018

Hazardous chemical cocktails in food packaging"

Watch the film here!


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