2022 Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge

Deadline: July 14, 2022.

After 5 successful editions of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, and thousands of proposals from around the world, we are proud to re-launch as the Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge.

Climate change is the most important challenge affecting the future of our planet and it is essential that they take action. They also know that chemical sciences play a critical role in developing a sustainable future. UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action, underscores the need to “[…] promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities”.

With a new focus on Climate Action, the Challenge also supports SDG5, Gender Equality, recognizing the pivotal role that women play in combating climate change.


  1. The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges. 
  2. Projects submitted to the Challenge must integrate a gender dimension (such as addressing the role of women in adapting to climate shifts and participating in policy-making and leadership roles) into their projects.


The winning projects will receive a prize of €25,000 each. The winners will be announced at a special event in October 2022.


The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is articulated in the following phases. 

  1. Submission phase: this is the general submission period. Proposals can be submitted from March 14th to July 14th. 
  2. Reviewing phase: out of all submitted proposals, the Top tier eligible proposals will be selected by a panel of reviewers and will be advanced to the judging phase. 
  3. Judging phase: the scientific jury will evaluate the proposals and identify the finalists. The Top 5 finalists will be selected to compete for the two prizes and will be invited to present their proposal at a special event in October 2022. 


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