Industry Transition Platform

Cutting industry emissions

The Industry Transition Platform works with governments from highly-industrialized regions to develop strategies to cut industry emissions while supporting  growth, job creation and prosperity.    

During the project, state and regional governments will work together in groups to identify the key challenges they face in transitioning their industry to be low carbon.

Representatives from industry, system change experts and researchers will provide participants with tailored technical support so that governments can develop impactful, innovative and ambitious industry emission reduction strategies.   

Why does this matter?

Industrialized states and regions are in a unique position to be at the forefront of bold climate action. At the subnational level, governments have the power and ability to experiment and stimulate industry innovation in a way that isn’t an option for national governments.

Planning for low carbon industry provides states and regions with the opportunity to secure a long term clean and healthy future, guaranteeing jobs, growth and prosperity for their citizens. By tackling the industrial sector - one of the most difficult sectors to make emissions cuts - states and regional governments demonstrate that they are ready to take on some of the most difficult climate challenges. 

The Industry Transition Platform is a joint project of The Climate Group and the German state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, funded by Stiftung Mercator.

Focus areas for the challenges include the following topics 

  • Fostering industrial innovation

  • Industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy systems

  • Accelerating clean hydrogen use in industry 

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Innovative finance and investment models   

  • Public procurement models to stimulate sustainable industry 

  • Economic and social impacts of industrial transition 

  • Health benefits and cleaner air through modern industry processes

  • North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (lead region)

  • Hauts-de-France, France

  • Lombardy, Italy

  • Emilia-Romagna, Italy 

  • Wales, United Kingdom 

  • Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Québec, Canada

  • Alberta, Canada

  • California, United States

  • Minnesota, United States 

  • Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Industry Transition Platform

For more information, please contact:
Sharon Youssefi, Under2 Project Manager, The Climate Group
+44 (0)20 7960 2970
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