To ensure progress is made where it matters most, we have identified challenges to actively promote. These will change over time, so please check back.
Significantly and sustainably increase agricultural productivity to provide food, feed, fibre and fuel
Developing alternative materials and new recovery processes for valuable components which cannot be replaced.
Developing biomass conversion technology to sustainably produce renewable fuels and chemicals.
Advancing to earlier diagnosis and improved methods of monitoring disease.
Making it a priority for everybody to get access to clean drinking water.
Harnessing and enhancing basic sciences to help transform the entire drug discovery, development and healthcare landscape.
Improve the performance of energy conversion and storage technologies, such as batteries, and develop sustainable transport systems.
Ensure safe and efficient harnessing of nuclear energy, through the development of fission and investigation into fusion technologies.
Develop existing technologies into more cost efficient processes and develop the next generation of solar cells to realise the potential of solar energy.
Reducing waste by considering the entire lifecycle during design and increasing downstream processing and re-use.
Contact and Further Information
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 01223 432189