Manufacturing Our Future: Industries, EU Regions and Climate

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Time and place

October 13, 2016

12:30 - 17:00

Brussels, CEN CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17b,

Manufacturing Our Future: Industries, EU Regions and Climate

When: 13 October 2016

Where: CEN CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17b, Brussels, Belgium

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30

Time: 12:30 – 17:15

RSVP HERE or mail Johan@Bellona.org


Just and achievable industrial decarbonisation

2015 was the hottest year since records began, at 0.76° Celsius above the 1961-1990 average. In the same year, governments from around the globe concluded an ambition to halt global warming at 1.5° and a maximum 2° Celsius.

Industrial Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (iCCUS) will be an important pillar in deeply decarbonising European industrial products. Sectors such as Steel, Cement, Refining, Fertiliser production, Waste to Energy and Chemicals all require CO2 transport, CO2 utilisation and storage networks to radically improve climate performance.   

Current EU and national policies have so far not given the needed signals for European industry to invest in CCUS projects. A societally and climactically disastrous choice is emerging; to decarbonise or to retain industrial production and employment: This is a false choice. A change in approach is required to enable the decarbonisation of strategic European industries.

Speakers from European industry, labour unions and regional and European policy makers will describe their approach to enabling decarbonisation of industry, while maintain competitiveness and advancing investment.


12:30 – 13:30              Lunch & coffee


13:30 – 13:40             Welcome introduction – Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europa

13:40 – 13:50             Industrial decarbonisation – Martin Porter, Executive Director Industrial Innovation and EU Affairs, European Climate Foundation and i24c

13:50 – 14:00             Linking EU climate and industrial policies: ensuring a just transition – Jude Kirton-Darling MEP

14:00 – 14:15             Industrial regions and climate policies: trade union’s perspectives – Benjamin Denis, Advisor, ETUC

14:15 – 14:30             The European cement industry and climate action – Rob Van der Meer, Director Public Affairs, Global Environmental Sustainability, HeidelbergCement

14:30 – 14:45             The European steel industry and climate action – Robert Jan Jeekel, Head of EU Institutional Affairs, ArcelorMittal

14:45 – 15:00             General discussion / Q&A Session 1  led by Jonas Helseth


15:00 – 15:20             Coffee & Cake


15:20 – 15:40             Report launch: Manufacturing our Future: report on industries, EU regions and climate – Keith Whiriskey, Technology Manager, Bellona Europa

15:40 – 16:00             Norwegian CCS strategy –  Kristin Myskja, Assistant Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

16:00 – 16:15             EU action to strengthen EU industries while enabling deep decarbonisation – Vladimir Zuberec, Policy Officer – New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, DG ENER, European Commission

16:15 – 16:30             Rotterdam CO2 cluster development –  Ernest Groensmit, Senior Advisor Business Development, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

16:30 – 16:45            Reigniting the debate on industrial decarbonisation through CC(U)S in Germany – Prof. Hans-Joachim Kümpel, Acatech

16:45 – 17:00             General Discussion / Q&A Session 2 –  led by Christoph Wollf, Managing Director, European Climate Foundation

17:00 – 17:15             Closing statements –  Jonas Helseth, Bellona Europa



CEN-CENELEC Management Centre

4th floor: CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Avenue Marnix 17B

1000 Brussels


By public transport:

From any underground station reach Line N°2 or N°6 and get off at station

Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort


By train:

From Brussels South Station (Gare du Midi / Zuidstation),

  • Take a taxi to Avenue Marnix 17 (1000 Brussels) or
  • Take the underground
    • Line N°2 Simonis -Elisabeth or
    • Line N°6 direction Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn – Elisabeth (6’ travel)
      • Get off at the 4th stop – station Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort.
      • You are at about 100 m from the CEN – CENELEC premises.