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IN4climate.NRW – creating innovations for a decarbonised industry

Workshop organised by IN4climate.NRW
Wednesday 16 
September 
9.30–11.45 CET
Registration
at eceee's Industrial Efficiency 2020 is required in order to participate. A registration gives access to all sessions.

About the event

As part of the “Industrial Efficiency – Decarbonise Industry!” digital event organised by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee), IN4climate.NRW is inviting participants to attend a side event to discuss the importance of the scientific community, business, and policy makers working together to achieve a climate-neutral future for industry.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times. Action taken by industry to protect the climate has a critical role to play. As we transition to a climate-neutral future for the industrial sector, new innovative processes, strategies and products must be developed that will help to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

From its position as a state-based initiative, IN4climate.NRW offers a platform for dialogue and collaboration where experts from the worlds of industry, science and politics come together to work on solutions for the energy-intensive primary sector in North Rhine-Westphalia. Working groups focusing on topics such as hydrogen, the circular economy, heating, policy frameworks and the CO2 economy discuss production processes and value chains and develop solutions for a climate-neutral approach. The initiative’s work is supported and overseen by the scientific competence centre SCI4climate.NRW.

By giving an insight into the practical cross-sectoral work being carried out to achieve the shared objective, IN4climate.NRW’s event will complement the main programme of the Industrial Efficiency conference, which has a largely scientific focus. Representatives of companies operating around the world will join international agencies to report on developments and discuss them with the scientific community.

The event will thereby raise the concept of IN4climate.NRW to international level, ensure further networking and dialogue across Europe and build synergies for achieving the global challenges involved in protecting the climate.

The event will be held in English.

Programme

09.30–09.40 

Opening 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institut 

09.40–09.50 

IN4climate.NRW: Joining forces for a climate-neutral industrial sector 
Dr. Michael Walther, IN4climate.NRW 

09.50–10.20 

The importance of joining forces to reach the common goal – industry perspective 
Christoph Reissfelder, HeidelbergCement 
Dr. Hans-Jörn Weddige, thyssenkrupp 

10.20–10.45 

Developing a climate-neutral industry – a joint task for industry and society – international agencies perspective Rainer van Loon, EnergieAgentur.NRW
Klara Helstad, Swedish Energy Agency 
Thomas Gourdon, ADEME 

10.45–11.30 

Virtual panel discussion
Christoph Reissfelder, HeidelbergCement 
Dr. Hans-Jörn Weddige, thyssenkrupp
Rainer van Loon, EnergieAgentur.NRW
Klara Helstad, Swedish Energy Agency 
Thomas Gourdon, ADEME 

11.30–11.45 

Wrap up
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institut 

Registration at eceee's Industrial Efficiency 2020 is required in order to participate. A registration gives access to all sessions.

"New ideas, new contacts, rewarding ..."

"... many thought-provoking concepts introduced and good sharing of ideas."

"Excellent training and education facility."

Participants on the previous Industrial Efficiency events.

Great for networking

In 2018, evaluation respondents said …

  • – 93% made new contacts useful in their professional life.
  • – 88% learned something new they found useful in their work.
  • – 77% said their contacts at the event will lead to new collaborations.