March TEC meeting on decarbonization standards.

24 March 2023

LeadIT members have raised standards as critical for supporting demand for low-carbon industrial products. The LeadIT Technical Expert Committee (TEC) meeting on 22 March invited representatives from the WTO, UNIDO, and Scania to speak about standards for the cement and steel sector. The WTO Secretariat to gave an overview of their work on standards and introduced their latest report on decarbonization standards emerging in the steel sector. The UNIDO’s Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI) presented their work on green public procurement of low-carbon cement and steel, as well as sourcing and sharing data for common standards. Scania offered insight from the demand-side perspective on how standards play a crucial role for supply chain decarbonisation. The presentations were followed by an engaging dialogue featuring questions and remarks by LeadIT members.

LeadIT Members also had the opportunity to hear from Student Energy on their Career training programme aimed to align industry needs and student skills better, bridging the emerging skills gap.

Upcoming TEC meetings will focus on mobilizing finance for industry transition and on innovation and technology transfer. The LeadIT TEC meetings are closed member-only sessions with the aim to encourage frank and informal discussions with invited guests on current topics on industrial decarbonization.

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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. 

Cement

Partnerships

Steel

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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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Partnerships

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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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Cement

Developing Countries

Partnerships

Steel

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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.

Building materials

Cement

Finance

Partnerships

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