The annual Chemical Sciences and Society Summit(CS3) has brought together some of the most accomplished chemists from around the globe and has challenged them to propose meaningful approaches to solving society'smost pressing needs in the areas of health, food, energy, and the environment. This unique event has been conducted in a highly constructive format, and has rotated each year among the participating countries.
The Efficient Use of Elements summarizes the fifth CS3 meeting, which was held in Narita, Japan in September 2013. Over 30 chemists representing the five participating countries worked together to identify and clarify problems associated with the rapid increase in demand for scarce elements and propose rational, meaningful approaches to resolving these serious problems facing society. This report presents a summary of the resource problems we face and what must be done to find effective solutions as discussed by the participating scientists.
The CS3 initiative is a collaboration between the:
- Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)
- German Chemical Society (GDCh)
- Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
The symposia are supported by the:
- National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
- German Research Foundation (DFG)
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
- UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- US National Science Foundation (NSF)