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ArcelorMittal Sestao to become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions[1] steel plant

Harnessing green hydrogen and renewable electricity, the Sestao plant will achieve zero carbon-emissions. ArcelorMittal today announces that its Sestao plant in Spain will become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions steel plant. The development is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed today with the Government of Spain that will see an investment of …

Guiding coal companies to meet the dual challenge of net zero and a just transition – By Noora Puro, Manager – GRI Sector Program

As the build-up continues to the pandemic-delayed UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), all eyes – and hopefully all agendas – are on how to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And as the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease this …

Investing Less than 1% of World GDP into Nature-Based Solutions Can Tackle Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis

New study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise there will be a $4 trillion financing gap  Today, just one tenth of 1% of global GDP is invested in nature-based solutions Scaling up of private capital for nature-based solutions is one of the central challenges …

COVID-19 has Sparked a New Wave of Innovation Across Consumer Industries, According to Accenture Research

Successful consumer-facing companies are repurposing physical locations, exploring new business models, and rapidly adopting advanced analytics and other disruptive technologies to find new sources of growth NEW DELHI; May 25, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live, work and socialize, accelerating demand for innovation, as retailers, consumer goods, and travel companies shift from reacting to the crisis to reinventing …

Resilience Needed to Jump Start Final Stages of Energy Transition, Study Finds

Nordic countries, including Sweden, Norway and Denmark, have maintained their leading positions on the Energy Transition Index (ETI), driven by strong progress in environmental sustainability.  Only 13 out of 115 countries have made steady gains in ETI scores in the past decade, highlighting that progress has been uneven. The energy transition requires a full transformation …

worldsteel Short Range Outlook April 2021

15 April 2021 Brussels, Belgium The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2021 and 2022. worldsteel forecasts that steel demand will grow by 5.8% in 2021 to reach 1,874.0 million tonnes (Mt), after declining by 0.2% in 2020. In 2022 steel demand will see further growth of 2.7% to reach …