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Strategies that Work:  Industry


Heavy Industry, or “how we make things", is responsible for roughly 30% of the global greenhouse gas emission problem. To simply stop making things is not an option.


The intent of this session is to describe potential ways – or “big opportunities” - to combat the environmental impact of making things -- through technology and behavioral change. 

Big Opportunities

These “Big Opportunities” constitute the most important knowledge take-aways for Manufacturing & Heavy Industry. They aim to essentialize solution modalities that address significant carbon emissions and/or environmental impact accrued by organizations, as well as provide the organizing premise for the suite of supporting resources found in this Track's portal:

  • Improving Materials

  • Improving Processes

  • Reusing Waste and Byproducts

  • Changing Behavior

Explore: Readings

Explore: Media

Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
Van Gogh's Skull with Burning Cigarette
Claude Monet Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge
12 Angry Men
A Concrete Idea to Reduce Carbon Emissions
OneRepublic - Truth To Power
How India Could Pull Off the World's Most Ambitious Energy Transition
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