The industry accounts for roughly 30% of global CO2 emissions.
The Industry Transition Summit is a high-level, 2-day virtual gathering focusing on how we can decarbonise the hard to abate sectors.
As demand for products including steel, cement, chemicals and precious metals is set to increase, industrial actors will have to cut emissions sharply in order to achieve the 1.5-degree scenario.
Technologies including hydrogen, electrification, biomass and digitalisation will be critical to transitioning heavy industry. Whilst it is clear that the responsibility to decarbonise industry lies with both the public and private sectors and the funding will have to come from both, it is unclear who will act first. There is a need for constructive conversations, roadmaps, and dialogues around partnerships if heavy industry is to decarbonise and be part of a sustainable future
2021 Expert Speakers include:
Swedish Council on Ethics
Dr. Gokce Mete
Head of Secretariat
Leadership Group for the Industry Transition Secretariat hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute
Gokce is a research professional with a decade of regulatory analysis, project development and stakeholder management experience focused on energy and industry transitions. She is also the honorary Head of Research and Academic Engagement of the “Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability Foundation” and Founding Member of the Women in Green Hydrogen.
Lead Direct Finance, Associate Director, Energy Efficiency/Climate Change
Dimitrios Koufos has more than twenty years of practical experience in areas such as Production Technology & Process Optimization, Production Μanagement Systems, Energy & Environmental Technology, Energy & Environmental Legislation/Reporting, Supply Chain Management, Technology Strategy & Investment Analysis in companies like Shell, Motor Oil Hellas, TITAN Cement, and currently in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has held positions various positions such as:
- Senior Engineer
- Senior Supply Chain Analyst
- Senior Process Engineer
- Business Intelligence Coordinator
Dimitris has practical field experience in variety of production processes and systems and has evaluated technologies and the respective business cases studies ranging from greenfield investments, to plant modernization and upgrades, energy management, environmental compliance issues, product compliance requirements around the world (e.g. USA, Greece, Egypt, Albania, Russia, Croatia, Romania, etc).
His studies include an MBA (Shell Internship Awarded) , an MSc in Process Control from the University of Connecticut (Scholarship from the University Research Centre) and a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras. Also he is certified from the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies of Oxford University in the following:
- Linear Programming in Refinery and Supply Planning
- International Oil Supply, Transportation, Refining and Trading
In his current role he is the Direct Finance Unit Lead of the Energy Efficiency Climate Change Team at the EBRD.