Document Type : Editorial


Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Gammalkilsvägen 18, Ulrika 590 53, Sweden


The International Association for Advanced Materials is optimistic that the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved through scientific consideration of circular materials and embracing new green technological advances, as well as by keeping global commitments to reduce climate change, adapt to it, and come up with new ways to deal with it. The present green transition projects rely heavily on the accessibility of biodiversity, climate, and net-zero technologies leading to a sustainable future. A sustainable and green world refers to a global society that operates in harmony with nature, respects ecological limits, and ensures social and economic well-being for present and future generations. It is characterized by responsible resource management, reduced environmental impact, social equity, and the protection of ecosystems. In the context of effective climate resource management, it is necessary to recognize the value of natural materials and incorporate them into ongoing practices and processes. Understanding materials selection, along with leveraging nature-based solutions and renewable technologies, plays a significant role in driving the world's circular economy while ensuring sustainability. Addressing pollution, reducing reliance on non-renewable energy sources, adopting low-carbon materials, and eliminating plastics and harmful chemicals are essential steps toward creating a circular market that connects materials in a circular manner. This approach aligns with SDGs along with the Conference of the Parties (COP), and European Green Deal (EGD), which also emphasizes sustainability, net-zero, and circular processes. In this quest, advancements in climate-efficient materials science and technology, coupled with waste resource innovations, have potential usefulness towards all-in-one green solutions. Thus, it is crucial for the research community to focus on green R&D practices, and topical consortiums as much as possible. By prioritizing climate-efficient materials, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering innovation, the advanced materials world community can work towards materials development goals for a sustainable and green world.

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Advancement of Materials to Sustainable & Green World


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