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Net-zero carbon emissions from industry by 2050

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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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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

US 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

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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

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.

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

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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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2 Dec 2020

Countries and companies commit to urgent action to transform heavy industry

Written by Annika Flensburg, Andrea Lindblom

At the first Leadership Summit for Industry Transition, governments and CEOs of major international companies committed to making the business case for industry transition, and implement mechanisms to rapidly diffuse climate technologies and know-how.

Cement

COVID recovery

Finance

Policy

Youth

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14 Dec 2020

Video: The Industry’s Quest for Net-Zero by 2050

Watch the video LeadIT produced for the Climate Ambition Summit held virtually on 12 December, 2020, the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

Policy

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2 Dec 2020

Creating lead markets for green industrial products

Written by Gökce Mete, Oliver Johnson

This brief takes a closer look at three policy measures at the disposal of governments to support the creation of markets for green industrial products.

Cement

Policy

Steel

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2 Dec 2020

Youth perspectives on industry transition

Written by Abdullah Khair, Connor Thompson, Felipe Sanchez, Gökce Mete, Helen Watts, Jackie Bastianon, Linette Knudsen, Nabila Putri Salsabila, Oliver Johnson, Paola Flores Carvajal, Shakti Ramkumar, Tianna Phillipot, Zoha Shawoo

Building pathways for young people to engage on heavy industry transition challenges is essential for net zero ambitions and a critical part of our global decarbonization roadmap towards 2050.

Youth

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1 Dec 2020

Accelerating industry transition in developing countries: a comparative analysis

Written by Felipe Sanchez, Jaee Nikam, Zoha Shawoo

This brief identifies five main barriers to industry transition in three major developing countries: Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa.

Developing Countries

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20 Nov 2020

Presenting the Transition Tracker to explore roadmaps for industry transition

Written by Andrea Lindblom

The Transition Tracker allows users to explore these roadmaps in an engaging and interactive manner, and to analyse the content of these different roadmaps across different sectors and different countries.

Roadmaps for Industry Transition

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29 Aug 2020

A breakdown in globalization or a world committed to sustainability? Five scenarios for exploring the post-COVID-19 world

Written by Eric Kemp-Benedict, Sara Talebian

Uncertainties around the duration and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remain extremely high. This brief presents five post-pandemic scenarios that look as far ahead as 2050...

COVID recovery

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6 Jul 2020

Ministers from 9 countries call for ambitious action to accelerate the low-carbon transition of industry

Written by Robert Watt

In a joint ministerial statement released on 7 July, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom call for continued momentum and ambitious action to ensure an industry transition that tackles the climate crisis, creates decent jobs and delivers prosperity for all.

COVID recovery

Policy

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5 Jul 2020

Five ways to finance the industry transition

Written by Zoha Shawoo

An analysis of 30 industry transition roadmaps in 10 countries, carried out by LeadIT secretariat, reveals five common finance needs to deliver the transition.

Cement

Finance

Steel

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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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