REINVENT’s Stefan Lechtehböhmer (Wuppertal Institute) is organising and taking part in three side events at COP24 in Katowice:
The industrial contribution to a GHG neutral economy
5 December 2018. 10:00-12:30, EU Pavilion
Stefan will give a keynote speech, titled Mitigation pathways and strategies for industry and the role of regions and take part in the panel discussion.
Are "system transitions" consistent with 1.5°C global warming possible?
6 December 2018. 13:00-14:30, Japan Pavilion
Here, Stefan’s speech is titled Transition of energy intensive processing industries?
Climate protection in industry
12 December 2018. 12:00-14:00, offside (Column Hall at Voivodship of Silesia)
Organised by MWIDE
Stefan will moderate the presentation of Minister Professor Pinkwart.
Climate protection in industry, while improving competitiveness, is an emerging and challenging topic, which can be one of the main game changers in successful climate action. Innovative product development and climate friendly production processes are key for modernising the industry sector and make use of future market opportunities.
State governments around the world are working towards transferring traditional industries into a sustainable future, ensuring global competitiveness, long-term economic success and secure jobs. In this event, three regional governments will present their approach to supporting industry in this innovation process.
North Rhine-Westphalia will present its new initiative IN4climate.NRW, which pools knowhow from both science and the energy-intensive industry to fuel research on cross-sectoral fields and identify solutions that add to climate protection and industrial competitiveness. Subsequently, industry representatives will present examples from practice.