PODCAST: Chemicals industry must banish inertia, reinvent itself for a low carbon future

Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–The chemicals industry needs to overcome a ‘business as usual’ strategy and grasp new production and recycling technologies to meet the challenge of a low carbon future.

  • Massive investment in low carbon energy required to meet net zero targets
  • China and EU can lead the way, spurring activity in the rest of the world
  • China’s Common Prosperity philosophy will drive change
  • Chemicals industry must work out how to meet rising plastics demand sustainably
  • Industry inertia could block progress
  • Trade war possible between the UK and EU over Brexit disagreements
  • UK businesses must lobby government to resolve dispute

In this Think Tank podcast, Will Beacham interviews ICIS Senior Consultant Asia John Richardson and Paul Hodges, chairman of New Normal Consulting.

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Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

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