We are a UNIDO-led network of international initiatives working to accelerate the shift of industrial organizations – both large and small – away from fossil-fuels. Working with governments, the private sector and finance institutions in emerging economies, we enable industry to change the way they think about and use energy. This involves designing solutions tailored to specific country needs and taking what we learn to inspire global action on industrial decarbonization.
Humanity has both the tools and the pressing responsibility to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and limit global heating to 1.5 degrees. The IPCC’s 2022 flagship report on climate mitigation says it’s “now or never” to protect a stable climate for future generations. The race is on.
Burning fossil fuels for energy consumption is one of the largest sources of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide – and over a third of these emissions come from the industrial sector. If business continues as usual, heavy industrial sectors such as cement, chemicals and steel will account for the world’s entire carbon budget in 2050, and the climate goals will be out of reach.
As the world transforms its energy system and solves the climate crisis, it is essential to work hand-in-hand with industry. More energy efficient manufacturing practices, higher recycling rates, electrification, green hydrogen and renewable power have the potential to drastically cut industrial emissions and therefore put the world on track to net-zero.
Increasing the uptake of measures and technology to boost efficient energy use.
Helping industries from all sectors to generate heat from a variety of emerging renewable sources.
Creating a thriving market for near zero carbon industrial products starting with steel, cement and concrete.
With our strategic partners, we rally government, industry and finance around solutions that ignite change in energy-intensive industries.