Joint call to action for CO2 infrastructure in NW Europe


Stakeholders from the Netherlands, Belgium and North-Rhine Westphalia have called on their respective national and regional governments to collaborate on implementing a carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage infrastructure that accelerates emission reduction across hard-to-abate industrial sectors.

Released today (14th February), an open letter by a large group of civil society and private sector stakeholders stated the need for heavy industry, amongst other sectors, to transform and align with international and European climate targets. 

With an IPCC Special Report revealing that the next 10 years are ‘crucial’ in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, lowering emissions in sectors such as industrial manufacturing could have a considerable impact. 

The European Green Deal aims to reduce GHG emissions from the EU by 55% in 2030 and to reach net zero in 2050. 18% of these emissions originate from the production of materials such as steel, cement, lime, ferro-alloys, aluminium and chemicals. 

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