The German-Norwegian Industry Forum is a platform for discussion on concrete challenges related to the role of European industry in the green transition.
German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin and Innovation Norway.
The introduction of the EU net-zero emissions target has brought a new dynamic to European climate and energy policy and shifted the attention towards the role of industry in the green transition. Zero and low emission hydrogen, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and circular economy principles provide vast opportunities for value and job creation in European industry, while also enabling full decarbonization of domestic industrial processes by 2050. However, challenges and barriers such as technology costs, lack of infrastructure and political framework conditions must be overcome.
These opportunities and several of these barriers can only be utilized and overcome by pooling competences and increasing cross-border cooperation. New regulations must be developed at EU level, cross-border infrastructure must be established, and investments must go into the development and industrial scaling of new and climate-friendly technology.
The German-Norwegian Industry Forum is a platform for discussion on concrete challenges related to the role of European industry in the green transition. The forum will give German and Norwegian participants insights into how central authorities and industry strive to tackle climate-related challenges. The key goal is to identify areas for increased cooperation between the two countries.
On 1 December, 20 Norwegian participants are invited on a “first come first serve” basis to visit Thyssenkrupp’s steel plant in Duisburg. Participants are also invited to visit a nearby industry park on 3 December, with further information to be confirmed.
The Industry forum is organized by the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin and Innovation Norway.