We are committed to ensuring that the chemical sciences contribute to their full potential to tackling the major global challenges of today and tomorrow.
The world’s population could exceed 9 billion by 2050 and although the standard of living around the world has been rising, there is still a long way to go.
Individuals, communities, companies and nations all have a role to play in tackling inter-connected global challenges such as food and water security, sustainable energy and combatting disease, in order to provide every person in every country with water, food, energy and a home, in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
The chemical sciences community is working to develop innovative technologies from water purification membranes and drought-resistant crops, to new antibiotics, batteries and solar cells.
However, history also shows us that blue skies research leads to the technology breakthroughs of tomorrow. We support members of our Divisions and Interest Groups and organise activities supporting the breadth of our community working on research and innovation in academia, industry and policy.
Learn more about our work to support the chemical sciences community working on challenges in energy, food, health and water.