In 2018, the ETC is focusing its analytical and influencing efforts on those sectors which are likely to be harder to decarbonize in heavy duty transport – trucking, shipping and aviation – and industry – steel, cement and plastics.
Together these sectors represent 40% of carbon emissions from the energy systems today, but this share will grow to 60% of remaining emissions by 2040 in a 2˚C scenario, as other high-emitting sectors are decarbonized and demand for mobility and materials grows in emerging economies. Our aim is to assess whether and how these sectors can be fully decarbonized and to accelerate action from key policy, industry and finance players.
The ETC has released 3 sets of consultation papers:
- 3 consultation papers which lay out pathways to reach zero carbon emissions for heavy road transport, shipping and aviation.
- 3 consultation papers which lay out pathways to reach zero carbon emissions for steel, cement and plastics.
- 3 consultation papers covering key cross-cutting technologies: electricity and hydrogen, bio-based products, and carbon capture.