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CO2Reuse Summit in Berlin

On May 8-9, 2019 

On May 8-9, 2019, Philippe Fonta was invited to play a key role in the latest CO2Reuse Summit in Berlin. Convening numerous stakeholders from différent industries and associations worldwide, CO2 Reuse Summit aimed at exploring solutions for carbon dioxide utilization. As science now demonstrates, CO2 can be treated as a feedstock, rather than a waste, and get a value for various industries that need and will still need carbon in the future.
Philippe delivered one of the keynote introductory speeches, advocating for the development of a New International Carbon Economy (NICE) through which carbon would be sourced from captured CO2 and progressively no longer from fossil fuels…

In addition, Philippe moderated the concluding panel of Day 1, with distinguished experts from various horizons.

Finally, he was invited to chair the second day of debates, introducing the various speakers, making the link between them and delivering some wrap-up comments at the end of the day.

A very fruitful forum with identified opportunities to scaling up CO2reuse and thus reduce the overall CO2 emissions contributing to climate change

Five Minutes with… Philippe Fonta

Published by Lucy Stewardson, Editorial Assistant
World Cement

Having developed extensive experience within sustainable development, both at Airbus and as Managing Director of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), Fonta now runs his own consulting firm in order to help companies and organisations in setting-up their sustainability strategies, improvement plans, and associated partnerships to properly answer their stakeholders’ expectations.

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