Net Zero & Nature Positive Theatre (Keynote)

Accelerating Decarbonisation in Hard to Abate Sectors

Day 1 : 15:40 – 16:30

This session targets the critical challenge of cutting carbon emissions in industries where such efforts are most difficult. These sectors contribute approximately 20% of global emissions and face significant hurdles due to technological, economic, or practical constraints.

We will delve into the innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies that hold the promise of transforming these stubborn sectors. From advancements in green energy to novel carbon capture methods, the focus will be on viable solutions that can pave the way for substantial emissions reductions.

The discussion will extend to collaborative efforts and policy frameworks that support the decarbonisation journey. By bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, and technology innovators, we aim to foster a dialogue that accelerates the pace of change. Join us as we explore the pathways and potential for achieving meaningful decarbonisation in the sectors where it is hardest yet most crucial.


  • What are the key challenges to decarbonise the Hard to Abate Sectors?
  • How are companies using innovation and technology to reach their sustainability goals in these sectors?
  • What collaborative efforts among industry leaders, policymakers, and technology innovators are essential?

Post-event Actions

  • Leave with an understanding of how the hard-to-abate sectors are a large part of our journey to net zero and the urgency behind their decarbonisation.
  • Be able to understand realistic pathways to achieve carbon neutrality in the hard to abate sectors.