Decarbonisation of industry  

Industry event
Tuesday 8 June - 10.00 to 11.45 CEST

Research has shown that fully decarbonising global industry is essential to achieving climate stabilisation, to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050-2070 and to limit global warming to 2C. It also confirms that heavy industry produces roughly 22% of global carbon emissions.

The discussion, featuring industry leaders and regional government representatives, will highlight their leadership roles in driving forward the implementation of decarbonisation strategies and shaping the transition of the industry sector.

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Keynote speakers:
  • Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of NRW
  • The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister for Trade Policy, UK's Department for International Trade
  • Rafe Courage, British Consul-General
  • Bernd Tischler, Lord Mayor, City of Bottrop

Panel discussion: How to decarbonise industry to achieve net zero?

Fully decarbonising global industry is essential to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Germany, a global hub for manufacturing sites and biggest steel producer in the EU, will be a key player in this transition. During our panel discussion, experts and corporate representatives from Germany and the UK will discuss the latest industry trends, how they're overcoming current challenges and how industry businesses in Germany and globally can turn ambition into action to achieve net zero.

  • Stefan Graeter, Head of Sustainability, WEPA Group
  • Dr Sopna Sury, COO Hydrogen, RWE Generation
  • Dr Chris Williams, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation, Industry Wales / Tata Steel
  • Dr Jörg Rothermel, Head of Energy, Climate Protection and Raw Materials, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. - VCI
  • Dr Jens Reichel, Head of Sustainable Production and Steel Energy Services, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG


Hosted by:
  • Department for International Trade 
  • The Carbon Trust
Supported by:
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The event will take place in English.

Please note this event is for German businesses and stakeholders.