Green Chemistry practices and principals can play an important role in achieving the United Nations' (UN) special development goals. The expert contributors here have selected key goals and reviewed the implementation of green chemistry for these goals. As described by the UN, it is crucial to harmonize three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The sustainable development goals embrace the sustainability mindset and this will lead to greater productivity and a greener environment. For sustainable development to be achieved, these elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies.


  • The chapters explore sustainable development through green engineering
  • Demonstrates the progress made in the search for processes that use fewer toxic chemicals and produce less waste while using less energy.
  • Highlights the importance of chemistry to everyday life and demonstrates the benefits the exploitation of green chemistry can have for society
  • The pollution of water is of the utmost concern globally and bioremediation has a strong role to play in ensuring adequate supplies of high quality water
  • These unique volumes address the vast interest in green chemistry and clean processes, which has grown significantly in recent years

chapter 7|32 pages

Cellulose-Derived Levoglucosenone

Production and Use as a Renewable Synthon for the Production of Biobased Chiral Building Blocks, Solvents, Polymers, and Materials

chapter 9|12 pages

Indian Knowledge System

The Roots of Environmental Sustainability, Civilization, and Green Chemistry