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Industry accounts for roughly 30 percent of global CO2 emissions. Industrial actors will have to reduce emissions sharply in order for the world to reach the target of the Paris agreement – to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

 

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition is grounded in the conviction that partnership between the public and private sectors is key to achieving the industrial transition and reach net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century.

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Industry
Transition
Tracker.

This interactive database gathers 30 industry transition roadmaps that have been developed by the thirteen countries that are LeadIT members.

 

The Transition Tracker allows exploring these roadmaps in an engaging and interactive manner, and analyzing their content across different sectors and different countries. It enables users to pull out key trends, as well as similarities and differences across countries or sectors.

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Insights.

News and analysis that explore industry developments, dive deeper into industry transition roadmaps, or look at challenges to achieving the transition.

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10 Jun 2021

Green steel production: How G7 countries can help change the global landscape

Written by Timo Gerres, Johanna Lehne, Caitlin Swalec, Suzanne Schenk, Gökce Mete

Emissions from steel production must decrease. This brief outlines what G7 countries can do to accelerate a change process in greening steel production that has already started.

Building materials

Policy

Steel

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1 Jun 2021

Fostering industry transition through green public procurement: A how to guide in the cement & steel sectors

Written by Dinah Shi, Ali Hasanbeigi, Germain Fontenit, Astrid Nilsson, Gökce Mete

This study provides an overview of the key components of green public procurement (GPP) policy design and methodologies for target setting.

Building materials

Cement

Finance

Policy

Steel

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28 May 2021

Reaching Net-Zero Industry through Public-Private Partnerships

Written by Dukwoo Jun, Eunmi Lee, Jooyeon Moon, Gayoung Choi, Sue Kyoung Lee, Astrid Nilsson, Robin Hocquet, Felipe Sanchez, Gökce Mete, Sara Talebian

This joint study by LeadIT and the Green Technology Centre Korea (GTC) examines public-private partnerships and policy mixes, including green public procurement, carbon contracts for difference, carbon border adjustment, industrial clusters and climate partnerships.

Climate Politics

Finance

Policy

Roadmaps for Industry Transition

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24 May 2021

To decarbonize U.S. industry, look to federal and state-level partnerships

Written by Jason Veysey, Derik Broekhoff, Silvia Ulloa

Cement, iron and steel, aluminum and chemicals are some of the most carbon-intensive industries in the United States. Coordinated state and federal action, in partnership with industries, will be essential for their decarbonization.

Building materials

Cement

Climate Politics

Finance

Policy

Steel

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27 Apr 2021

New Green Steel Tracker gathers information about low-carbon steel investments

Written by Mie Lainio

The Green Steel Tracker gathers public announcements on low-carbon investments in the steel industry and presents them transparently in one place. Valentin Vogl (Lund University) and Felipe Sanchez (LeadIT) explain.

Finance

Policy

Steel

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23 Apr 2021

U.S. joins LeadIT

Written by Andrea Lindblom

The United States has joined the Leadership Group for Industry Transition - a move welcomed by Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had launched the initiative at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019.

Climate Politics

Partnerships

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23 Apr 2021

Tipping points in sight for the industry transition

Written by Anthony Hobley

Tipping points are emerging for heavy industry sectors that were previously thought of as ‘too hard to abate’. Demand side policies can turn this into a domino effect that leads to the systemic change required to deliver radical emission reductions, green jobs, and build back better.

Building materials

Cement

Climate Politics

Finance

Policy

Steel

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16 Apr 2021

LeadIT partners up with Student Energy to support Global Youth Energy Outlook

Written by Mie Lainio

LeadIT will serve as one of the founding partners of the Global Youth Energy Outlook and support Student Energy to engage young people, advance collaboration in the energy sector and accelerate a sustainable energy transition.

Partnerships

Policy

Roadmaps for Industry Transition

Youth

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9 Mar 2021

Sweden, India re-affirm commitment to LeadIT at virtual summit

Written by Andrea Lindblom

The prime ministers of India and Sweden, Narendra Modi and Stefan Löfven, re-affirmed their commitment to the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) at a virtual summit on 5 March.

Climate Politics

Partnerships

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18 Feb 2021

New Transition Tracker Features Enhance Users’ Understandings of Decarbonization Progress

Written by Mie Lainio

SEI’s Felipe Sanchez explains how the update to LeadIT’s Transition Tracker will make it easier to compare decarbonization plans around the world and explore their context.

Roadmaps for Industry Transition

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Events.

Our events bring together key players in the field of industry transition to produce insights into what different actors see as key challenges to the transition, and ideas about how to overcome them.

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