Chemistry World Conference, November 16-18, 2020 | Rome, Italy
Dear congress visitors, it is an honor and pleasure to welcome you at the Chemistry World Conference 2020. Climate changes and environmental problems force chemists to change perspective on industrial development. Being “green” does not merely imply to assess efficient purification treatments of polluted effluents or to reduce the environmental impact of production processes. In fact, “green chemistry” is rather an ethical approach which induces us to design molecules, materials, products and processes in a resource-efficient (both in terms of mass and energy) and safer way for humans and the environment. The industrial implementation of this concept will be reality when the novel “green” processes will be competitive towards the traditional ones in terms of efficiency and yield. Our efforts recently produced admirable results in this regard, and in some cases the existence of traditional and still operating plants seems to be the only reason hindering the implementation of novel and “greener” systems. However, we still have a long way to go. In particular, I wish stronger collaboration between Academia and Industry and interdisciplinary approaches across different research fields. This is the only way to solve the complex challenges of our future.
Dr. Francesco Parrino
University of Trento