Ingo Eilks and Franz Rauch will be the guest editors of the 2012 themed issue with the overarching theme of Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry in Chemistry Education.
Sustainable development is vital for maintaining the prosperity of our society while safeguarding resources for future generations. Chemistry is one of the central science disciplines to enable sustainable development because chemistry is the key to the production of a broad range of old and new materials and goods that make our life easier, more comfortable or healthier. Developing new products and new production pathways under environmentally more benign conditions is vital for modern chemistry and industrial production to combine both development and sustainability, and this issue should become part of chemistry teaching also. We invite contributions to this special issue from colleagues who are researching the methods of introducing the ideas of sustainable development and the educational outcomes of such changes.
Call for papers: CERP Special issue 2012