Industry Transition Platform

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

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About the project

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.   

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.

Why cut emissions from industry?

Industrialised states and regions are in a unique position to be at the forefront of bold climate action. 

By tackling the industrial sector - one of the most difficult sectors to make emissions cuts - they're demonstrating that they can take on some of the most difficult climate challenges. 

Achieve the Paris Agreement goals

Low-carbon industry contributes to keeping global temperature rise to well below 2°C.

Accelerate global climate action

Supporting governments to go further and faster to reach their climate targets.

Drive a low-carbon future

Invest in innovative technology now for the welfare of generations of come.

Secure investment

Planning for low-carbon industry provides an opportunity for jobs, growth & investment. 

Commit to cleaner air

A low-carbon switch improves public health and enhances quality of life.

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Project participants

  • 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

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To find out more, contact

Sharon Youssefi, Under2 Project Manager, the Climate Group