On 21 April 2021 at 12:00 the European Steel Association (EUROFER) and industriAll European Trade Union are jointly hosting an online event: ‘Building an economic and social framework for a successful climate transition by 2050’. Find out more and register: here.
About the online event
The EU’s 2050 net-zero target is not just a technological challenge. It is also an economic and social challenge. Investment in new technologies will be high, roll-out will be expensive and disruptive – and those changes will affect companies from top to bottom, with new skills and tests for all employees and workers.
This online event, touching on areas of common interest for EUROFER and industriAll, will be a series of conversations exploring how this change will take place, and what will happen during the transition to the net-zero carbon future.
The webinar will take place on Zoom with the moderator and hosts from industriAll and EUROFER meeting invited speakers.
Brussels, 07 December 2023 – The inclusion of transformative industrial technologies for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive sectors, such as steel, in the list of net-zero technologies in the general approach adopted by the Council on the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), sends a positive signal at a crucial time when governments are deliberating urgent measures to protect the climate at COP28 in Dubai. Parliament and Council should now seize the opportunity to reach an ambitious agreement to promote EU-made green products in public auctions of net-zero technologies and to drive Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) in Europe. Promoting lead markets and CCUS are essential tools for sustaining the transition to low-carbon steelmaking, says the European Steel Association.
Brussels, 01 December 2023 – Further delays in implementing EU sanctions against Russian steel semifinished products would have a perverse effect, ultimately fuelling Putin’s war machine against Ukraine. The EU Council should reject additional exemption requests from a few member states defending the lucrative business model of few steel rerollers. The trade dynamic that takes advantage of cheap steel imported from Russia while aiding the supply to its military and related downstream sectors must come to an end, states the European Steel Association.
Industriall & EUROFER joint statement