Accelerating decarbonisation in hard to abate sectors

Roadmaps, pilot project intel and cross-sector partnerships


We are pleased to welcome the following partners to participate in decarbconnect. If you would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Knowledge Partners

Energy Systems Catapult

Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth. The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. We take a whole systems view of the energy sector, helping us to identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers to decarbonise the energy system at least cost.

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World Cement Association

The World Cement Association, founded in 2016, is the largest independent organisation that works globally on behalf of the cement and clinker industry and its stakeholders, with offices in London and Beijing. We are a not for profit company incorporated under UK law, owned and controlled by our members.

The majority of our members are cement producers, ranging from the world’s largest companies, with capacities of 540mtpa, to some of the smallest, with capacities of 0.5mpta. We also represent companies across the wider value chain, including specialist engineering firms, equipment suppliers and technology providers.

WCA supports a sustainable cement industry, encouraging technical development and innovation by its members to achieve full decarbonisation, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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The Aldersgate Group

The Aldersgate Group is an alliance of major businesses, academic institutions and civil society organisations, which drives action for a competitive and environmentally sustainable economy. Our corporate members have a collective turnover of over £550bn and include companies with operations across the UK economy such as Associated British Ports, Aviva Investors, BT, CEMEX, the John Lewis Partnership, Johnson Matthey, Michelin, Siemens, SUEZ, Tesco and Willmott Dixon. The Group’s activities largely revolve around developing policy objectives, hosting private and public events to engage stakeholders, providing a forum for progressive views, and articulating outcomes in a clear, concise & compelling way. This strategy has resulted in campaign success translating into hard policy.

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CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, is the voice of the cement industry in Europe, communicating the sector’s views and policy needs to the European Union. In addition to the EU, permanent dialogue is maintained with other international organisations (e.g. OECD, IEA), the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and sister associations in other parts of the world. CEMBUREAU’s members include the national cement industry associations and cement companies of the European Union (except for Malta and Slovakia) plus Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, and cooperation agreements have been concluded in Cyprus and Ukraine.

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The Carbon Trust is an expert partner for businesses, governments and organisations around the world – supporting them in realising ambitious plans for a sustainable, low carbon future.  We believe that environmental sustainability and economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand as we address the climate crisis.

The Carbon Trust has been a trusted partner to a wide range of organisations grappling with energy issues for over 19 years. We have been engaged in what could be described as ‘first of a kind’ energy systems work, for example helping UK power distribution network companies understand how best to integrate electricity storage assets onto networks, quantifying uncertainty in future energy system business models for multinational corporates, and developing deployment roadmaps for renewable energy technologies and smart (mini-) grid architectures for governments around the world.

We also have a track-record of supporting innovators to develop new value propositions which have disrupted energy markets and we keep a keen eye on sector-wide developments in order to inform our work in developing strategic outlooks.

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worldsteel is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production. worldsteel acts as the focal point for the steel industry, providing global leadership on all major strategic issues impacting the industry, particularly focusing on economic, environmental and social sustainability.

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MSB Executive are business communication skills specialists.

We combine industry experience with professional theatre skills. Our feet firmly in both worlds we help clients pitch, present and communicate confidently. MSB Executive’s coaches prepare senior executives to communicate effectively in high-pressure situations and at high-profile events. We have a long track record of helping our clients overcome challenges such as speaking with authority and gravitas, winning at pitches and finding ways to engage an audience by using storytelling techniques.

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The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and deliver climate neutrality.

With a team of professionals working with and on behalf of our Members, we drive the adoption of CCS as quickly and cost effectively as possible by sharing expertise, building capacity and providing advice and support so that this this vital technology can play its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Our diverse international membership includes governments, global corporations, private companies, research bodies and non-governmental organisations; all of whom are committed to CCS as an integral part of a net-zero emissions future.

We are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Washington DC, Brussels, Beijing, London and Tokyo.

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VCI – German Chemicals Industry Association

Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.:

With some 1,700 member companies the German chemical industry association Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) stands for over 90 percent of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry in Germany in terms of turnover. In 2018 the industry realised sales of over 204 billion euros and employed ca. 462,000 staff. The VCI has 22 sector associations covering all product sectors of the industry as well as 8 regional associations. This makes the VCI one of the three major industry organisations in Germany.

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