Senior Product Manager, Mill Intelligence
Ville conducts cash manufacturing cost studies of global pulp and paper mills to estimate their cost competitiveness in specific markets, such as European packaging and fine paper grades. Since joining RISI in 2005, Ville has worked on various cash manufacturing cost analyses, using proven methodology to estimate cost competitiveness of pulp and paper mills.
Paris Agreement and Its Potential Implications on the Global Pulp and Paper Industries
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016
On 12 December, 2015, the participating 195 countries of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference agreed by consensus to the final global pact, the Paris Agreement, to reduce emissions as part of the method for decreasing greenhouse gases. The members agreed to reduce their carbon output "as soon as possible" and to do their best to keep addressing global warming. The Paris Agreement will not become binding for its member states until the 55 parties who produce over 55% of the world's greenhouse gases have ratified it, and there is doubt whether some will agree to do so. Each country that ratifies the agreement will be required to set a target for emission reduction, but the amount will be voluntary.
In this timely presentation, Ville Henttonen will discuss the key characteristics of the Paris Agreement and its possible implications on the global pulp and paper industries. Ville has analyzed mill operations for over a decade and he will share his view on how much energy usage, costs and carbon emissions can vary. He will also discuss potential measures to reduce the industry’s energy usage and carbon emissions, which will be a huge business opportunity for the suppliers of various bioenergy and clean technology solutions.