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A climate club to decarbonize the global steel industry

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Decarbonizing global steel production requires a fundamental transformation. A sectoral climate club, which goes beyond tariffs and involves deep transnational cooperation, can facilitate this transformation by addressing technical, economic and political uncertainties.

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Fig. 1: The global steel decarbonization technology gap.

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We acknowledge support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement no. 101003866 (NDC ASPECTS).

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L.H., S.L., H.v.A., C.B. and S.O. conceptualized the article. C.B. provided data for Fig. 1. L.H. wrote the initial draft and coordinated the reviewing and editing process. All authors contributed to reviewing and editing the manuscript.

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Hermwille, L., Lechtenböhmer, S., Åhman, M. et al. A climate club to decarbonize the global steel industry. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 494–496 (2022).

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