COP25 Side Event

Climate Neutrality in Industry

04 Dec 2019
IFEMA Madrid

Basic materials including aluminium, cement and steel are central to our economies, but their production accounts for approximately 25% of global CO2 emissions, and around 16% of European greenhouse gas emissions. To accomplish the carbon neutrality goals of the Paris Climate Agreement the materials sector requires significant changes and a robust policy framework. The Climate Friendly Materials Platform will stage a COP25 side event to discuss their recently published report Building Blocks for a Climate Neutral European Industrial Sector. It examines policy solutions to transform the basic materials sectors to carbon neutrality by 2050. DIAKLIM Executive Board member and co-author Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin) will join the discussion to introduce the report.