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Webinar: Cleaning Up Big Polluters – How to ensure that the EU Green Deal delivers?

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Date and time: Tuesday, 9 June, 14:00-15:30 CEST

The energy and resource-intensive industries such as steel and cement can and must decarbonise if Europe is to become climate neutral in line with the EU Green Deal. But there are major obstacles in the way, including the lack of innovation funding and a weak carbon price signal combined with the allocation of free emission allowances under the EU Emissions Trading System. 

Carbon Market Watch warmly welcomes you to join industry experts, policy-makers, researchers and NGOs to discuss how the EU Green Deal and the EU carbon market can drive industrial decarbonisation while maintaining Europe’s global competitiveness. The webinar will outline the barriers and opportunities for industrial innovation in the steel and cement sectors under the current EU policy framework and suggest policy solutions to improve it. 


  • 14-14:05 Welcome and introduction 
  • 14:05-14:30 Presentations 
    • Valentin Vogl, PHD Researcher, Lund University
      The impact of climate and industrial policy on the decarbonisation of the steel industry. Insights from the HYBRIT project for the development of a fossil-free value chain for steel production. 
    • Anne Dekeukelaere, Owner and Managing Director, Cementis Consulting
      The role of the EU ETS in the deployment of low carbon cement. Insights from the cement industry and market barriers to the deployment of low clinker cement. 
  • 14:30-14:50 Responses 
    • Beatriz Yordi, Director for EU and International Carbon Markets, European Commission, DG Climate Action
    • Ioana Popescu, Senior Programme Manager at ECOS – European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation
  • 14:50-15:20 Panel discussion and Q&A 
  • 15:20-15:30 Conclusions and closing remarks 

Moderator: Sam Van den plas, Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch


  • What are the main barriers to the creation of markets for clean industrial products? What has been the role of the EU carbon market and the free allowances?
  • What financial support for innovation and deployment of breakthrough clean technologies is required? What is the role of the EU ETS Innovation Fund, private investors and EU member states? 
  • What opportunities do the EU Green Deal and the upcoming reform of the EU carbon market rules present?

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