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EUROFER at the World Press Clubs Alliance for Climate - press conference marathon
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The World Press Clubs Alliance for Climate is organising a 24 hour ‘marathon’ of panels and press conferences around the world that will be broadcast on 23 October, with a potential audience of up to 23,000 journalists. More information on the event can be found here: https://worldpressclubsallianceforclimate.com/
EUROFER will be taking part in this 24 hour marathon of panels and press conferences, on the topic of Making a success of the EU Green Deal with a Green Deal on Steel.
Europe has the unique opportunity to lead the transformation of its economy to a future in which it is CO2 neutral, environmentally responsible, circular and able to compete internationally, addressing third country trade distortions without inhibition. Steel is central to the EU economy, and it underpins the development of major manufacturing sectors right along the value chain. Our industry sustains 2.6 million direct and indirect jobs in the EU.
To make the EU’s recovery plan and green transition a success, a Green Deal on Steel should be agreed between EU steel industry and the EU institutions and governments, with a clear action plan establishing a market for green steel in the period 2021 to 2030. This plan can serve as a blueprint for other sectors, and help the industry out of the worst economic crisis in decades.
Because the EU steel industry:
Timing of broadcast to be confirmed
00:00 | Introductory remarks
00:12 | A Green Deal on Steel video
00:14 | Panel discussion
How can the steel industry help make a success of the EU Green Deal?
01:00 | End of panel
Information about how to view the panel will be available here soon.
Brussels, 20 October 2020 – The European Commission has today initiated an investigation into the dumping of wind towers on the EU market from China. Wind towers – used to make renewable electricity – are principally built using steel, and the opening of this investigation shows that steel-using sectors also need adequate trade remedies.
We need effective enabling policies for a Green Deal on Steel that sets out a clear action plan for the recovery of the steel industry and boosts our CO2 reduction efforts - serving as a blueprint for Europe.
'We are ready - are you? Making a success of the EU Green Deal' summarises the main points from EUROFER's 'A Green Deal on Steel'.