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Driving the climate-neutrality agenda

The European aluminium industry sits at the heart of the climate-neutrality agenda and plays a critical role in applications like renewable energy technologies, batteries, electricity systems, resource-efficient packaging, energy-efficient buildings, and clean mobility.

European aluminium already has one of the lowest carbon footprints globally, but we want to lower our carbon emissions even further. To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, we continuously invest in decarbonisation and work with suppliers, customers, and other partners in and out of the industry. But our sustainability efforts are being challenged by an influx of carbon-intensive, subsidised imports and higher energy prices compared to other regions of the world, eroding our cost competitiveness. To keep serving the European green transition and deliver on upcoming policies introducing a 2040 target for reducing net emissions reductions in the EU of 90-95% by 2040, relative to 1990 levels, we need access to affordable green energy, massive decarbonisation investments in low carbon energy, grid capacity, storage, public and private funding for decarbonising industry and long-term regulatory certainty from policy makers.

For further information:

  • Response to the Public Consultation on Industrial Carbon Management (August 2023)
  • Response to the 2040 Targets Public Consultation (June 2023)
  • Brochure “Aluminium: the base metal for the green transition” (February 2023)
  • Vision 2050 report for or the development of a carbon-neutral, circular, and energy-efficient aluminium value chain in Europe by 2050
  • Our proposals to the EU’s “Fit for 55%”  legislative package (May 2021) 
  • Policy note as response to the to EU Consultation on the EU 2030 Targets Plan (June 2020)


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