Blogs by worldsteel experts and occasionally by guest bloggers. The blogs cover a wide variety of issues affecting the steel industry. We hope you will find this section useful and look forward to your comments.

29 September 2022

Blog: Climate - Inaugural worldsteel Open Forum

The focus of the global climate debate has broadened and moved to sectors of the economy other than energy and transport.

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28 January 2022

Blog: China’s drive towards a low-carbon future and challenges ahead

worldsteel Deputy Director General Frank Zhong outlines the measures and initiatives put in place in China to lower carbon emissions and what could slow the pace of decarbonisation.

8 November 2021

Blog: COP26 – Steel in the Glasgow Breakthroughs Programme

Andrew Purvis, Director, Safety, Environment and Technology at worldsteel, discusses what is probably the most important new high-level initiative presented at COP26, ‘The Breakthrough Agenda’, launched by the UK Presidency.

4 November 2021

Blog: COP 26 – the last best chance?

Andrew Purvis, Director, Safety, Environment and Technology at worldsteel is in Glasgow at COP26 and will keep us up to date with discussions or decisions being made affecting the steel industry. This is one of a series.

18 June 2021

Blog: Low-carbon development at HBIS

Like other steel producers around the world, HBIS recognises that the steel industry’s contributions to climate change are under scrutiny. worldsteel and HBIS Chairman YU Yong outlines HBIS' plans for low-carbon development.

12 April 2021

Blog: What we mean when we talk about low-carbon steel

Where are the lines drawn between the expressions net-zero steel, zero-carbon steel, green steel and low-carbon steel? Here we clarify what we mean when using these terms.

22 December 2020

Blog: Accelerating decarbonisation

worldsteel advocates the need for a three-track parallel approach to accelerate decarbonisation. In his blog, Andrew Purvis, worldsteel Director, Safety, Technology and Environment, discusses what this involves.

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23 September 2020

Blog: Climate – How the steel industry is coping with water scarcity

Water is vital to make steel. worldsteel Head of Environment and Climate Change, Åsa Ekdhal, discusses how the steel industry is managing water use.

16 September 2020

Blog: How hydrogen is gaining momentum in the Chinese steel industry

Beijing Office Chief Representative Frank Zhong looks at the R&D projects Chinese steel companies have initiated around the use of hydrogen as a replacement for coal, and the challenges ahead.