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Davos 2024: Net Zero Industries

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The manufacturing sector, which accounts for one-fifth of global carbon emissions and over half of the world's energy usage, is taking centre stage in the global race to net zero. Yet despite a raft of commitments and first steps, around 50% of companies are off track in achieving their targets.

How can manufacturers leverage new innovations and technologies to successfully negotiate the green transition while maintaining growth?

This session is linked to the ongoing work of the Industry Net Zero Accelerator Initiative of the World Economic Forum Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains.

Speakers:

Martin Lundstedt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volvo Group

Juliet Mann, TV Host, China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Holger Klein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Gwenaelle Avice Huet, Executive Vice-President, Europe Operations, Schneider Electric SE

Brand Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Foxconn Industrial Internet

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024 on January 17, 2024.

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains
The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains is driving a transformation of factories and supply chains through advanced technologies, empowering businesses to achieve net-zero emissions, enhance workforce skills, and build resilient supply chains. The Centre collaborates with public and private sector leaders to anticipate global trends, unlock innovative business models, and incubate new partnerships.

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Topics:
Climate ActionManufacturing and Value ChainsEnergy TransitionSustainable Development
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