The Forum for International Green Industry (FIGI) is a platform linking international policies and initiatives with a focus on U.S. industrial decarbonization. The Forum covers international efforts of interest to the U.S. related to cross-border developments in green cement and steel. It facilitates exchange of information and increased communication and coordination among international initiatives and the U.S. policymaking and industry landscape.

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  • Private Procurement

These two maps show the global distribution of public and private participants in the First Movers Coalition (FMC), the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI), and the Climate Group’s ConcreteZero and SteelZero initiatives. By increasing international cooperation between governments, industry leaders and businesses, these initiatives represent the types of efforts we seek to highlight with FIGI in order to help stakeholders exchange information, monitor developments, and harmonize advocacy efforts to decarbonize the industrial sector.

The First Movers Coalition (FMC) is a global public-private initiative launched by the World Economic Forum in 2021 focused on private procurement. FMC’s 88 member companies aim to decarbonize their supply chains in one or more of seven ’hard-to-abate’ sectors including cement and concrete and steel. As of November 2023, the cement and concrete sector has seven companies, and the steel sector has 25 companies, with four companies committing to both sectors. These companies have pledged that at least 10% of their cement and concrete and/or steel purchases per year will be near-zero emissions by 2030. These companies are assisted in implementing their pledges by FMC’s 13 government partners, with the U.S. acting as FMC’s Co-Chair.

The Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI) works to facilitate coordination between governments for public procurement of low-carbon cement and steel. It is organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with 10 participating countries as of November 2023, including the U.S. IDDI consists of four levels of pledges, however members are still in the process of deciding their level of commitment, with some country pledges expected by the end of 2023.

The Climate Group’s ConcreteZero and SteelZero initiatives are corporate partnerships with 36 and 42 members, respectively, and with 12 companies that are part of both initiatives. These companies have committed to using 50% net zero concrete and low emission steel by 2030. By 2050, members of these initiatives will buy and use 100% net zero concrete and steel.

Click here for more information on these initiatives and the standards and benchmarks they’re considering.

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