Did you know that European industry emissions are already larger than total coal power emissions in the EU? Did you also know that one in five jobs in Europe is in industry (50 million in total), which generates almost a quarter of Europe’s GDP? This means that 20% of Europe’s workforce and the basis of our welfare depend on a successful transition to a low-carbon economy.
As other sectors modernise and decarbonise, industry will increasingly be exposed to demands for steep and rapid emission cuts. While there are many options that appear to address the issue of industrial emissions, only few have the potential to reduce emissions and even fewer can do so at scale. None are silver bullets. One certainty is that EU industry, unions and political leaders need to provide the basic climate infrastructure today that enables the low-carbon future and safeguards jobs tomorrow.
We look forward to welcoming you to this important discussion.
Where: Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels
When: 26 November 2018, 09:00 – 11:30
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and breakfast
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome speech, Dr. Ralf Kuder, NRW Landesvertretung
09:35 – 09:45 Decarbonising the backbone of European economy
09:45 – 09:55 Guido Nelissen, IndustriALL
09:55 – 10:05 Rob van der Meer, HeidelbergCement
10:05 – 10:10 Near term actions, long term vision
10:10 – 10:20 Antje Fiehn, BDI
10:20 – 10:25 Policy helping jobs, climate and industry
10:25 – 10:35 DG Clima (tbc)
10:35 – 10:50 Real Projects for Real Climate Action
Inputs by Porthos, Acorn and Fortum/Northern Lights
10:50 – 11:25 Panel discussion and Q&A
Sam van den Plas, WWF
Guido Nelissen, IndustriALL
11:25 – 11:30 Concluding remarks, Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa