Greenhouse gas emissions in energy-intensive industries



The conference on "Greenhouse gas emissions in energy-intensive industries" will bring together experts from industry, academia and authorities involved in the quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of industry. The conference will create a European forum to present and discuss the results of CEN standardization work on GHG emissions in five energy-intensive industries: steel and iron, cement, aluminum, lime and ferroalloy production, in the context of EU climate and industrial policies. 

This development of a methodology for assessing direct and indirect GHG emissions from energy-intensive industries should have an international impact inciting stakeholders to contribute to tackling the global climate change challenge. It takes into account existing EU legislation such as the EU ETS Monitoring and Reporting Regulation to ensure coherence with EU policies.

Information will be given on the standardization process, especially the start of the enquiry procedure and the main results of the verification exercise (field tests) for the draft standards. The acceptance of the standards on an international (ISO) level will also be promoted.

The standards contain harmonised methods for measuring, testing and quantifying GHG emissions from sector-specific sources. Assessment of the level of GHG emissions performance of production processes over time at production sites and establishing and providing reliable, accurate and quality information for reporting and verification purposes are also part of the standards. The standards prepared under the European Commission Mandate (M/478) shall cover all GHGs and as many energy intensive industries as possible. Therefore, the mandate is not closed and still open for other energy intensive industries.

Topics for discussion at the conference which are of interest also for international participants are inter alia: strengthening the competitiveness of the industry in the context of climate and energy policies, benchmarking and performance assessment with the help of GHG standards, international aspects, energy efficiency, action of energy intensive industries under the future international climate agreement and international sectoral agreements.

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