UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), has announced the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Technologies and Materials for Green and Energy Applications (Aid4GEA), an initiative dedicated to science and technologies for the energy transition. The Chair is Elisa Moretti, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari, and the co-chair is Alberto Vomiero, Professor of Science and Technology of Materials at Ca’ Foscari and Luleå.

Aid4GEA is a strategic action for advancing international collaboration on sustainable technologies. It emphasizes the urgency of integrating advanced materials for environmental solutions, promoting a circular economy and improving energy efficiency, especially in developing countries. The 15 partners already involved include academic institutions from several countries such as Ethiopia, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Pakistan and China. The project is supported by the most prestigious international advanced materials research societies, the Global Young Academy and three other UNESCO Chairs.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2024, Page 8)