Åsa Ekdhal, Head, Environment and Climate Change, worldsteel

The focus of the global climate debate has broadened and moved to sectors of the economy other than energy and transport. The steel industry now finds itself at the centre of the efforts to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Open Forum, an event to be held annually going forward, aims to engage with stakeholders in the steelmaking ecosystem, including equipment manufacturers, suppliers, international organisations and academia, and to discuss issues related to the steel industry’s decarbonisation transition.

worldsteel’s first Open Forum was held in Brussels, Belgium on 4-5 October 2022. The programme is available here. The presentations can be downloaded below. 


Day 1 – Tuesday, 4 October:

1. Opening session

2. Pathway to Paris

3. Implementation and activities

4. Partnerships for transformation



Day 2 – Wednesday, 5 October:

1. Tracking the transition

2. Raw materials and energy requirements

3. Shaping the market for low-carbon steel

Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, JSW Steel Limited, worldsteel Chairman 2021-2022 makes video broadcast at Open Forum 2022