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12 Dec 2023

LeadIT 2.0 launched at COP28: driving inclusive industry transition forward

At COP28, the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) initiated its second phase, LeadIT 2.0, marking a joint commitment by member countries and companies to shape policy frameworks and international cooperation for an inclusive industry transition. 

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13 Nov 2023

SaltX Joins LeadIT

LeadIT is pleased to announce that SaltX has joined the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT). CEO, Carl-Johan Linér, explains what the LeadIT membership means and what challenges and opportunities they see for the lime and cement industry.

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25 Sep 2023

Insights from LeadIT Climate Week NYC event

A discussion on the policy innovations, collaborations, and financing necessary with government, industry, and youth leaders to accelerate a global just industry transition.

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Developing Countries

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20 Jul 2023

LeadIT and GCCA launch Green Cement Technology Tracker

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched a Green Cement Technology Tracker to support policymakers, industry experts, academics, and civil society members to monitor worldwide decarbonization efforts in the cement industry.

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20 Jul 2023

Q&A – Green Cement Technology Tracker

The Green Cement Technology Tracker tracks public announcements of low-carbon cement investments aligned to corporate climate goals consistent with the Paris Agreement. The tool is developed jointly by the Global Cement & Concrete Association and the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), in collaboration with the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions.

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24 May 2023

Unlocking the G20’s Green Public Procurement Potential

India, one of LeadIT’s founding Members, is hosting the G20 this year and is preparing a series of recommendations – T20 reports – that will be presented to G20 working groups, ministerial meetings, and the summit itself. LeadIT has authored one of the T20 reports on green public procurement, together with colleagues from UNIDO’s IDDI and SEI.

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24 Mar 2023

March TEC meeting on decarbonization standards

The LeadIT Technical Expert Committee (TEC) meeting on 22 March invited representatives from the WTO, UNIDO's Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative, and Scania to speak about standards for the cement and steel sector.

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30 Aug 2022

Insights from the cement sector decarbonization roadmap workshop in India

This brief summarizes key takeaways and policy recommendations for cement decarbonization in India emerging from a LeadIT roadmap workshop.

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Developing Countries

Roadmaps for Industry Transition

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3 Jun 2022

Towards a sustainable global construction and buildings value chain

In this brief, we identify the challenges an opportunities for sustainability interventions in the construction sector value chains and present policy recommendations to address them.

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Steel

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18 May 2022

Steel and cement can drive the decade of action on climate change. This is how

COP26 commitments must now be turned into concrete actions – a complex but urgent task.

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11 Apr 2022

LeadIT Dialogue: Preventing the Risks of Carbon Leakage

This brief summarises LeadIT's cross-sectoral policy dialogue on carbon leakage prevention measures and their impact on industry transition globally.

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Climate Politics

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4 Nov 2021

Compliance and Programme Evaluation for Green Public Procurement

In this brief, we give recommendations for the compliance and evaluation of Green Public Procurement programmes. This is the third and final brief in a series of white papers jointly produced by LeadIT, IDDI, UNIDO and the CEM.

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21 Oct 2021

Standards and Evaluation Guidelines for Green Public Procurement

This brief focuses on the standards and evaluation guidelines for Green Public Procurement. It is the second brief in a series of white papers and is jointly produced by LeadIT, IDDI, UNIDO and CEM.

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5 Oct 2021

Target Setting for Green Public Procurement Programmes

This is the first brief in a series of white papers produced by LeadIT, IDDI, UNIDO and the CEM. The brief details how to set targets for Green Public Procurement Programmes.

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1 Jun 2021

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

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

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24 May 2021

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

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.

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23 Apr 2021

Tipping points in sight for the industry transition

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.

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2 Dec 2020

Countries and companies commit to urgent action to transform heavy industry

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.

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COVID recovery

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Youth

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2 Dec 2020

Creating lead markets for green industrial products

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.

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1 Sep 2020

New commitment by concrete sector increases industry-led ambition

Roadmaps for industry transition related to the construction industry and cement and concrete sectors have so far been led by government bodies or think tanks. Now, the Global Cement and Concrete Association has taken a first step towards an industry-led roadmap to achieve climate neutral cement by 2050.

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