Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)


Name of initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address www.industrytransition.org
Related initiatives
Starting year 2019
End year
Secretariat The LeadIT Secretariat is responsible for managing the work of the Leadership Group and is hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Linnégatan 87D, 115, 23 Stockholm, Sweden, secretariat@industrytransition.org

The Management Board is made up of representatives from Sweden, India, and the World Economic Forum. A Technical and Expert Committee, made up of LeadIT member representatives, advises the Board.

Organisational structure launched by the governments of Sweden and India at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019 and is supported by the World Economic Forum.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation World Economic Forum
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description LeadIT is a group of countries and companies that are:

COMMITTED to action to achieve the Paris Agreement

SUBSCRIBED to the notion that all sectors of industry can and must progress on low carbon pathways, while pursuing efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by mid century

DEDICATED to international and public private collaboration that demonstrates feasibility of net zero pathways, and spurs others to accelerated action and increasing ambition

LeadIT creates a platform where governments and industries can cooperate in accelerating global industry transition

Objectives The Leadership Group for Industry Transition gathers countries and companies that are committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions from industry by 2050.
Activities The Industry Transition Tracker is an online database that showcases publicly available industry transition roadmaps at national scale. The Tracker captures the extent to which countries have national and sectoral industry transition roadmaps in place. The Tracker’s functionalities allow users to explore various aspects of industry transition roadmaps, including different parts of industrial value chains they are targeting, decarbonization goals they aim to achieve, and technologies, policies and financial investments required for the roadmaps to be implemented.

The aim of the Industry Transition Tracker is to create a comprehensive overview of global progress in industry transition toward national decarbonization targets, specifically net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Tracker is developed as a tool to visualise and trace the state of industry transition in different countries and heavy industry sectors. Its primary audience is government officials and industry professionals. The Tracker supports country and company efforts to design their own decarbonization roadmaps tailored to their specific targets, needs and capacities by showcasing the variety of existing industry transition roadmaps around the world.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative
Activity of initiative
Goals Decarbonization efforts for industrial sectors are still largely focused in developed countries. There is far less understanding of the key barriers and challenges to bringing about industry transitions in developing countries, where industrial emissions are increasing.
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Participants Number Names
Members 34  
Companies 19 CarbFix (Iceland),Dalmia Cement (India),DSM (Netherlands),FLSmidth (Denmark),Heathrow Airport (United K.),HeidelbergCement (Germany),Hybrit (Sweden),LafargeHolcim (France),LKAB (Sweden),Mahindra Group (India),Salzgitter (Germany),Scania (Sweden),Royal Schiphol Group (Netherlands),Skanska (Sweden),SpiceJet (India),SSAB (Sweden),ThyssenKrupp (Germany),Vattenfall (Sweden),Volvo (Sweden).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 15 Argentina,  Australia,  Austria,  Denmark,  Ethiopia,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  India,  Ireland,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  South Korea,  Sweden,  United K.,  USA.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 13 April 2022 08:20:20

Not only have national states as participators