Barriers to EU industrial decarbonisation
Sandbag's call for evidence collected responses from the industrial stakeholders on what they see as the main barriers to decarbonising industry.
This paper explores the barriers faced in decarbonising industries such as iron and steel, cement, aluminium and flat glass before examining the solutions put forward by stakeholders in Sandbag’s 2017 Call For Evidence.
Barriers and solutions to decarbonising industries
Numerous opportunities exist to decarbonise industrial sectors but, in many cases, are not being pursued.
Industries operating within the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) account for some 42% of the bloc’s total CO₂ emissions. Reducing these sources of greenhouse gases is critical to meeting the EU’s overall emissions targets and limiting global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement. In practice, cutting emissions has proven to be particularly challenging for a host of reasons.
This paper explores both the barriers faced in decarbonising industries and solutions put forward by stakeholders – in their own words.
Based on responses received since the opening of the Call For Evidence in November 2017.