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Targeting Net-Zero: Leveraging a Just Transformation of the Global Steel Sector
Which national and international measures are needed for a rapid and just transformation of the global steel sector? Photo: Saad Salim / Unsplash .

Public and private actors, as well as industry associations and non-governmental organizations, will need to come together to create just pathways and accelerate the implementation of low-carbon technologies and innovation. It is essential to establish functioning markets for green transitions.

This high-level event on 3 November 2021 from 10:00–11:30am GMT, will explore the opportunities and challenges of a just global transition to green steel. The event is organized by German Federal Ministry for the Environment , Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Lund University , Wuppertal Institute and Agora Industry . The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) is co-organizing the event and LeadIT’s Head of Secretariat Gökce Mete will be one of the moderators of the event.

Guiding questions

  • When do we need to produce green steel at scale and bring it to the market, in the light of long-term capital investment cycles and 1.5°C pathways?
  • What does a just transformation mean for the global steel sector?
  • Which national and international instruments and measures are needed for a rapid and just transition?

Programme

10:00-10:10: Welcome and introduction

  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

10:10-10:20: Input “Global Steel at the Crossroads“

  • Jesse Scott, Agora Energiewende

10:20-11:00: Panel discussion

  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Aditya Mittal, CEO, ArcelorMittal
  • Bernhard Osburg, CEO, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe
  • Anne-Claire Howard, CEO, ResponsibleSteel
  • Andrew Purvis, Director Safety, Environment and Technology, World Steel Association

11:00-11:20: Questions from the audience

11:20-11:30: Closing remarks

  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Moderators

  • Gökce Mete, Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)
  • Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Lund University/Wuppertal Institute

Organizers

  • German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Lund University
  • Wuppertal Institute
  • Agora Industry
  • Leadersip Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)