Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Abteilung(en)/ Infrastruktureinrichtung
Aktuelles Projekt
seit/von 2016
Karsten Neuhoff
Ansprechpartner im DIW Berlin


Materials are central to our economies but their production also dominates industrial greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore difficult to envisage how Europe can reach an 80-95% emission reduction target without significant emission reductions from the materials sector.

While some efficiency improvements and fuel shifting to lower carbon inputs have been achieved in sectors such as steel and cement, they amount to only modest reductions. The large, and necessary, mitigation potentials linked to break-through process technologies, new materials, and more efficient material use remain largely untapped.

Since the end of 2016 the Climate Friendly Materials Platform - jointly lead by DIW Berlin and Climate Strategies - brings together policy makers, industry representatives, practitioners in industrial decarbonisation and applied researchers for the development of a shared understanding of tangible policy options and eventually common policy action at the national and EU level to the overall goal of successfully decarbonize the basic materials sector.

Round-table workshops take place at DIW Berlin or at various international institutions to which Platform's research members are affiliated depending on specific collaborations, funding sources and focus on specific relevant topics.

A subproject titled "Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: supporting transition in Central and Southern Europe" is currently ongoing funded by EUKI

You could also find more information on the website of Climate Strategies here

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Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli. Klimafreundliche Herstellung und Nutzung von Grundstoffen: Bündel von Politikmaßnahmen notwendig. DIW Wochenbericht 26/18. S. 575-583

Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli, Chris Bataille, Manuel Haußner, Roland Ismer, Eugénie Joltreau, Ingmar Jürgens, Carlotta Piantieri, Jörn Richstein, Oliver Sartor, Puja Singhal, Jan Stede. Filling Gaps in the Policy Package to Decarbonise Production and Use of Materials. Climate Strategies report. Neuhoff, K. June 2018

Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli, Richard Baron, John Barrett, Maciej Bukowski, Vicki Duscha, Tobias Fleiter, Manuel Haussner, Roland Ismer, Robert Kok, Gregory F. Nemet, Hector Pollitt, Jörn Richstein, Tatiana Vakhitova, Tomas Wyns, Lars Zetterberg. Innovation and use policies required to realize investment and emission reductions in the materials sector. Climate Strategies report. Initial findings. January 2017

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This project is led jointly by Climate Strategies and DIW Berlin and delivered by a multidisciplinary, international team of researchers from a number of institutions, representing various fields (EU law and institutions, climate policy and economics, energy market and infrastructure policy and economics).

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Workshop on Policy packages for low-carbon road maps in the materials sector
Climate Friendly Materials Platform
Berlin, March 16th, 2018
DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin

Workshop on Policies to Stimulate Climate Friendly Innovation in the Materials Sector
3rd Workshop, Climate Friendly Materials Platform
Berlin, October 20th, 2017

DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin

UNFCCC SB’s Side Event: Policy Solutions for a Climate Friendly Materials Sector
Bonn, May 8th, 2017

2nd Workshop on Policy Design for a Climate-Friendly Materials Sector
Berlin, January 23rd, 2017
DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin

1st Workshop on Policy Design for a Climate-Friendly Materials Sector
Brussels, September 16th, 2016
EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi), Rue du Trône 98, B-1050 Brussels

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