It’s been nearly a decade since the Paris Agreement was signed, making climate change an international priority. Despite this, we are still not on track to meet our targets for reducing emissions.
When it comes to combating climate change, we often think about the roles of governments and big businesses – but what about the role of technology in the refractory industry and other industries as well? And more importantly, what about the role of collaboration between different industrial sectors? These are two key ingredients that will be essential in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The road to a net-zero future is fraught with challenges, but technology and collaboration within the refractory industry and its global associations can help us overcome them. Technology can help us develop the solutions we need to reduce emissions and increase efficiency, while collaboration can ensure that those solutions are adopted on a wide scale.
Not a single company, organization or government can get to net zero on their own. It requires a considerable shift in thinking and acting – but it is achievable.
There is no simple solution for addressing climate change, but net-zero emissions are essential to stabilizing our planet. To get there, we need to rapidly decarbonize the global economy. That means leveraging our collective creative thinking, waging war on waste, and committing to electrons – not fossils – to power our refractories production on a global scale.
The key to unlocking this door is technology and collaboration