Action Areas

The Mission Possible Partnership is a coalition of public and private partners working on the industry transition to set heavy industry and mobility sectors on the pathway towards net-zero emissions by mid-century.

It focuses on developing partnerships to deliver key initiatives for enabling industries to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions.

We are orchestrating high-ambition disruption through net-zero industry platforms for seven of the world’s most carbon-intensive sectors: aluminium, aviation, cement and concrete, chemicals, shipping, steel, and trucking.

Aluminium: Aluminium for Climate

The aluminium sector is an integral part of the sustainable economy as it is light, strong and recyclable. But as it involves one of the most energy and carbon-intensive production processes, the sector will need to proactively address its sectoral carbon footprint. The Aluminium for Climate initiative serves to increase stakeholder knowledge on the steps needed for the industry to reach net-zero emissions, create mechanisms for meeting the demand of low carbon aluminium, and sector-wide decarbonisation pathways.

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Aviation: Clean Skies for Tomorrow

The Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) Coalition is a global initiative for leaders throughout aviation’s value-chain to collaboratively facilitate the industry’s transition to net-zero emissions by mid-century.

CST is focused on globally scaling sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other clean propulsion technologies that significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Stakeholders partner to resolve the “chicken and egg” scenario where producers and consumers are each unable to shoulder the initial costs of scaling new technologies.

In early 2020, global air travel produced 3% of global emissions and was projected to double capacity by 2035. The impact of COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions for global travel, but decarbonizing aviation has only increased in importance for both customers and the industry. CST is informing and guiding efforts to chart a decarbonized return to the skies.

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Cement and Concrete: Clean Cement and Concrete Coalition

Concrete production accounts for about 8% of annual global CO2emissions, up to 95% of that stems from cement production. These emissions are difficult to cut: 60% is an unavoidable result of chemical processes, the remaining 40% arise from heat generation. The Clean Cement and Concrete Coalition focuses on areas that require cross-industry and multi-stakeholder collaboration, such as standard-setting and demand creation. It develops unified policy asks, an industry roadmap to net-zero CO2emissions and enlarging the circle of progressive companies committing to targets based on a net-zero vision.

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Chemicals: Collaborative Innovation for Low-Carbon Emitting Technologies

Due to global population growth and expansion of the middle class, it is expected that demand for chemicals and materials will quadruple by 2050. At the same time, the achievement of the Paris agreement goals requires the chemical industry to significantly reduce their emissions: 45% reduction, compared to 2017, by 2050, despite a 40% increase in primary chemical output. The Collaborative Innovation for Low-Carbon Emitting Technologies initiative is accelerating the development and the upscaling of low-carbon emitting technologies for chemical production through the collaborative implementation of prioritized technologies while addressing technology, regulatory, funding, and market challenges.

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Shipping: Getting to Zero Coalition

International shipping emits 2-3% of global GHG emissions, transporting close to 90% of global trade by volume. The Getting to Zero Coalition works towards ensuring the viability of zero-emission vessels (ZEVs) along deep-sea trade routes by 2030, as well as building the infrastructure for scalable zero-carbon energy sources across production, distribution, storage, and bunkering. The Coalition brings together stakeholders from across the maritime spectrum, the energy sector, and other related industries, as well as academics and policymakers, to create a shared industry roadmap.

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Steel: Net-Zero Steel Initiative

Global carbon emissions from iron and steel production are currently around 2.3Gt per annum - or about 7% of global energy system emissions. Business-as-usual scenarios suggest that this could rise to 3.3Gt per annum by 2050. Multiple technology pathways to decarbonize steel production are already being developed, but, in a highly competitive sector, market signals are lacking to unlock further investment.

The net-zero steel initiative will mobilise steel industry leaders who want to work together to shape the favourable policy, market and finance environment required to underpin the transition to zero carbon emissions in steel. It will focus in particular on presenting an ambitious, unified front when engaging policy-makers and stimulating demand for low-CO2 steel products.

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Trucking: Road Freight Zero

Emissions from heavy road transport are set to grow from about 2.5 gigatons (Gt) to 4.6 Gt CO2e and the trucking industry could account for 10% of global GHG by mid-century. Convening first-movers from across the trucking value chain and finance, Road Freight Zero is a multi-stakeholder coalition aiming to deliver scalable solutions that will accelerate the deployment of zero emission fleets and infrastructure for long-haul application during the 2030`s, through vehicle and infrastructure transition finance mechanisms, producing consistent policy asks, developing a fact-based technology roadmap and company commitments toward net-zero and science-based targets.

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