Time: Thursday 16th November, 11.15-12.45
Place: Room Tallinn, EU-Pavilion, Area A1 of the Bonn zone, Bonn

Fossil Free Sweden will arrange a seminar at COP23 in Bonn about the transformation of the energy intensive processing industry. Reduced emissions combined with enhanced economic growth and welfare is a necessity to achieve a fossil free society and fulfil the Paris agreement.

To cut emissions from the processing industry requires big investments in new technology but also leads to new business opportunities and economic benefits. More and more industries and companies are now realizing that it is no burden to be a forerunner in their efforts to reduce emissions and contribute to a fossil free society.

The seminar will highlight the possibilities and difficulties for the cement, steel and fuel industries, their climate efforts today, why they have decided to lead the way, and what they need further on to be able to make the necessary technology leaps and transformations that are needed to achieve a fossil free society.

Speakers:
Lars Ronnås, the Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change
Svante Axelsson, National Coordinator Fossil Free Sweden
Carl von Schantz, Lantmännen Agroetanol
Mårten Görnerup, Hybrit (SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall – joint venture)
Filip Johnsson, Chalmers University of Technology
Magnus Edin, Sunpine

Schedule for the EU programme of side events at COP23 – UN Climate Change Conference