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The FMC is a coalition of companies using their purchasing power to create early markets for innovative clean technologies across eight hard to abate sectors. These in-scope sectors are responsible for 30% of global emissions–a proportion expected to rise to over 50% by mid-century without urgent progress on clean technology innovation.

Commitments for the first four sectors (Aviation, Shipping, Steel and Trucking) were launched in November 2021, at COP26 in Glasgow. Details on each of the commitments can be found here. The next two sectors (Aluminium and Carbon Dioxide Removal) will be launched at the May 2022 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The final two sectors (Chemicals and Concrete) are planned to launch at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Although formulating purchase commitments and aggregating demand against these commitments is core to the FMC, the Coalition’s activities go beyond this. Other activities focus on supporting members in delivering on their commitments and creating an enabling environment.

Supporting commitment delivery

The FMC offers a range of support activities to help members move from verbal to bankable demand commitments.

The FMC activities are prioritized by members and will vary by sector, with options across a range of topics:

• Technology availability: Ensure sufficient supply by 2030 through targeted actions focusing on technology existence, transparency, and scale. This includes organizing Supplier Workshops to connect members with suppliers, and to understand how the FMC can help suppliers overcome key challenges for scale-up
• Execution enablers: Develop the knowledge and/or tools required for successful execution of commitments. This includes hosting best practice sharing sessions, creating templates for offtake agreements, and engagement with financial players to de-risk members’ purchases and/or investments
• Tracking infrastructure: Ensure that each sector has clarity on frameworks to track progress on FMC commitments. Where possible, FMC will leverage existing frameworks –only if these are not applicable, the Coalition will progress conversations to develop new frameworks.

Acknowledging that each sector has different challenges and priorities, the FMC prioritizes the potential into sector-specific workplans based on input from members and partner organizations.Each sector has a quarterly working group to work on prioritized aspects of commitment delivery.

Creating an enabling environment

FMC partners with relevant initiatives and recognizes their actions to create an enabling environment. For more details on our partners, see “Partners” section

Want to learn more? Download the FMC Introduction document here.

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