Start of cooperation with Yale University


„Global Greenchem Innovation and Network Program”

This program is a GEF-funded six-year joint endeavor between Yale University, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and six emerging nations: Indonesia, Jordan, Peru, Serbia, Uganda and Ukraine; local National Cleaner Production Centers (NCPCs) from these countries will play a key role in the initiative. Three fundamental components seek to enable the generation of green chemistry capacities, the support of innovation, the development of new inventions and the scale-up of promising technologies:

  • Generation of an interconnected web-based global green chemistry network tool;
  • Execution of green chemistry accelerator programs in different countries, focusing on the participants Jordan, Indonesia, Peru, Serbia, Uganda, and Ukraine;
  • Development and support of projects reducing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) or mercury in industry.


“We are thrilled to begin our work on the Global Greenchem Innovation and Network Program with the network of National Cleaner Production Centres, including the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy at University of Belgrade. If benefits of green chemistry are going to be realized by everyone in the world, we need strong partnerships and committed partners who have experience in capacity building and disseminating green chemistry. We are lucky to have a vibrant network of champions in Serbia with whom we will engage with to make the six-year project successful”.

Dr Karolina Mellor, Program Director.
Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering
Yale University