Team Sustainability

Sustainable development is a timely topic with high societal relevance and chemistry plays an essential part in it. JCFs "Team Sustainability" deals with the fundamental question: "What can we as young chemists do to create a more sustainable future and how can we inspire others to act?". The team has already discussed a lot of ideas and initiated projects for the cause and we are always looking for more creative ideas. We welcome new, motivated team members who want to take part in the realization of these ideas. Our current projects include a sustainability guideline, a survey to evaluate the adequacy of sustainability in education and a white paper that represents the opinions of young chemists on the matter in the context of the UN SDGs

On February 18th 2021 Emiel Dobbelaar presented the results of JCFs Sustainability Team at the launch event of the "Chemicals & Waste" group of the United Nations Environment Program Major Group for Children and Youth (UNEP MGCY). The online event was organized as a 90 minute Session within the Youth Environment Assembly (YEA) as part of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). It was an inspiring session with lots of highly engaged individuals speaking up about how they want to help make chemistry and the world more sustainable and enhance the dialogue between politics and science. More details about the event and YEA can be found here:


Download: Presentation Emiel Dobbelaar

UNEP report to Youth Environment Assembly:

Team Sustainability

Active members

Felix Katzenburg


Hannah Kortman


Chris Heintz


Larissa Kurth


Alena Neudert


Janine Richter


Pascal Rohrbeck


Ekaterina Salikhova


Nico Stübke


Nora Wolf


Former members

Walburga Bischofberger


Carsten Dingler


Emiel Dobbelaar


Alexander Haag


Maximilian Menche