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Towards carbon neutrality: A European Partnership for Clean Steel
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The most significant challenge of our time is climate change. The European steel industry is fully committed to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, to helping meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the EU’s target of reducing domestic CO2 emissions by 80% to 95% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The required breakthrough innovation investments can only be made if the EU’s LongTerm Climate Change Policy Strategy sets out the ambition to apply:
This will ensure that low- C02 production, and the improved circularity of materials, is fostered. It will
also support innovation, jobs and growth – strengthening these bases and securing a bright future
for the EU’s economy and its citizens.
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Brussels, 03 May 2023 – The year 2022 came to a close with a sharper-than-anticipated recession in apparent steel consumption (-7.2%) as steel demand shrank significantly, due to the energy crisis and the impact of the war in Ukraine. Although the worst seems to be over after the fourth quarter of 2022, apparent steel consumption is still projected to be negative (-1%) in 2023, before rebounding in 2024 (+5.4%). However, high uncertainty continues to cast a shadow on the outlook for 2023, which remains bleak. Although steel imports have decreased in tandem with demand, their market share is still historically high (23.4%).
Second quarter 2023 report. Data up to, and including, fourth quarter 2022
Joint industry statement