Netzero Portugal 2050: Collaboratively creating the pathway towards carbon neutrality
09h00 – 09h30 | Reception
09h30 – 09h45 | Net Zero Portugal study presentation (João Meneses – BCSD
The “Business Solutions for Carbon Neutrality by 2050” project, which started in May 2020, is a participatory process with a practical sectoral approach that enables and promotes collaboration, sharing of information, experiences and best practices to help companies operationalize their journey to decarbonization by 2050. It consists of 3 phases:
- BCSD Portugal and its Carbon Neutrality Working Group (WG) collaborated with McKinsey & Company in the study “Net-Zero Portugal: Portugal’s paths to decarbonization”, having been identified five key levers or challenges for decarbonization: i) Electrification and low carbon energy; ii) New value chains; iii) Energy efficiency and others; iv) Circularity; v) Agriculture, forestry and land use.
- For each of these key levers, business solutions were identified, illustrated with application cases of companies. These solutions were included in a Portuguese publication “Soluções Empresariais para a Neutralidade Carbónica até 2050: um Contributo para a Jornada de Descarbonização”, released in March 2022.
- This collaborative event corresponds to phase 3 of the project aiming at working on practical solutions on how to overcome the identified challenges and barriers for the decarbonization of the economies and the companies’ value chains.
09h45 – 10h00 | Timpact of innovation as a Net Zero Catalyzer (Diogo Teixeira – Beta-i)
Innovation is a strategic approach to support companies into their path to Net-Zero. It allows to unfold the future of a company focusing on processes and products on a wide term approach, considering complementary management methodologies. The challenges of the Future require collaboration, sectorial frameworks and partnerships and stakeholders involvement – require collaboratively to create the pathway towards carbon neutrality.
10h00 – 10h15 | MoC works opening
10h15 – 10h30 | Coffee break
10h30 – 12h30 | From idea to pitch – Inspirational workshop
Bringing innovative, disruptive ideas to the ground may take faith, resilience, courage, besides hard work and focus. In this workshop, we’ll be learning how to develop ideas and to bring them to life, understanding the different steps and bulletproofing the concept. With a creative approach, we’ll be guiding the workshop attendants on the process, as a tool to overcome blocking beliefs that may hold back the development of solutions to corporate challenges. Whether these are the launch of a new business area, the search for investment to implement new sustainable solutions, or even the implementation of an initiative to address the challenges of decarbonization.
12h30 – 14h00 | Lunch break
14h00 – 14h15 | Reception
14h15 – 17h15 | BCSD Portugal Net-Zero working group – agenda’s workshops (Energy & Industry | Mobility & Transportation | Residential & Services | Agriculture, Forest & Soil use | Wastes & WasteWater)
BCSD Portugal Net-Zero working group has developed a detailed report on the drivers and barriers for the upcoming years regarding the Portuguese companies Net-Zero challenges. Turning barriers and drivers into call to action and initiatives are the next steps to reach the Net-Zero ambitions pursued by the companies of the working group.
The workshops will guide the companies through collaborative facilitation methodologies tools that will support the design of roadmaps for the companies to overcome the barriers, while developing resilient strategies to face a new “green” economic mindset aimed for carbon neutrality.
17h15 – 17h45 | BCSD Portugal Net-Zero working group – agenda’s results
17h45 – 18h00 | Closing remarks (MoC and BCSD Portugal)