Elsevier’s analysis reveals gaps and strengths to support the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Five years ago, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set an ambitious 2030 target to achieve a sustainable and equitable future for our planet. 2020 marks five years since the launch of the SDGs and the start of the “Decade of Action” we have left to achieve them. To this end, Elsevier’s new report – The… [Read more]

We believe that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries.  In November 2020, we’ll celebrate the 5th edition of the Challenge during… [Read more]

Students at the IMC Weekendschool in Amsterdam lay out tracks for a robot.

A technology course for underserved youth in Amsterdam shows them they can achieve what they set their minds to About 40 children crouch on the floor intently building tracks with colored wooden blocks. When they position a little blue robot with two wheels on the track, they’re amazed to see that it’s able follow the lines and find its way to the other side of the room. That’s… [Read more]

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