Chemical and Advanced Materials

How to build a more climate-friendly chemical industry

A general view of the German chemical company, BASF Schwarzheide GmbH in Schwarzheide, Germany, December 10, 2019.

Reducing emissions in this sector will be tough - but the rewards would be significant Image: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Martin Brudermüller
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF
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