A so-called Delphi process took place in order to collect the views of a broad range of stakeholders on the chemical industry’s future. The internet consultation lasted until the end of June and its results will be analyzed over the summer. The mid-century strategy report is expected to be published in March 2019.

The European chemical industry´s mid-century strategy is an advocacy-driven project that builds on reports about the chemical industry on topics such as competitiveness, circularity, decarbonisation and energy efficiency, which have been compiled over the past years. It aims at proposing scenarios to meet UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) and EU climate and energy targets, which shall lay the basis for further discussions with the next generation of European policymakers after the European elections in May 2019.

The outcome is supposed to be a comprehensive vision and narrative of what the industry could look like in 30 years and every ten years from 2020 onwards.  In around 40 pages, Europe´s chemicals industry shall tell the sector’s innovation, investment and sustainable growth story throughout downstream segments in Europe up to 2050.