Advance a comprehensive, ambitious policy framework to reduce industry emissions
As with industry overall, the decarbonisation of light industries will require multiple measures, including:
- Adopting mandatory CO2 policies covering industry – this might include carbon pricing or regulation of emissions.
- Managing existing assets and near-term investment in order to create a smooth energy transition – using policy to ensure new investments incorporate near zero-emission technologies wherever possible.
- Maximising energy productivity by accelerating progress in energy efficiency. Deployment of best available technologies can facilitate this and policy makers can incentivise it.
- Improving energy and production data collection tracking and classification systems. Industry participation and government co‑ordination are both important here.