Industry in a Changing Climate

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November 26, 2018

9:00 - 11:30

Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Rue Montoyer 47, Brussels

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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 – 10:00 Decarbonising the backbone of European economy, Justus Andreas, Bellona

Guido Nelissen, IndustriALL

10:00 – 10:20 Near term actions, long term vision, Ana Serdoner, Bellona

Antje Fiehn, BDI

10:20 – 10:50 Policy helping jobs, climate and industry, Keith Whiriskey, Bellona

Rob van der Meer, HeidelbergCement

Johnny Stuen, Fortum

10:50 – 11:25 Panel discussion and Q&A, Moderator: Jonas Helseth

Sam van den Plas, WWF

Guido Nelissen, IndustriALL

Manon Dufour, E3G

11:25 – 11:30 Concluding remarks, Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa


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