Dr. Gokce Mete

Global Lead, Hydrogen & Industry Decarbonization
South Pole

Dr Gokce Mete is Global Lead in heavy industry transition and low-carbon hydrogen at South Pole, designing and developing business models and project investment case for renewable hydrogen. She also leads policy and advocacy efforts of South Pole in the hard to abate industry space to steer companies towards ambitious and credible corporate climate leadership.

Gokce is co-founder of the Women in Green Hydrogen Network, author of over 30 publications, and has over 12+ years of business and strategy development, policy & regulatory analysis, leadership, project and stakeholder management experience focused on climate change, international development, carbon markets and green transformation of energy, heavy industry and minerals sectors.

Previously she was the Head of Secretariat of the UN Leadership Group for the Industry Transition hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute which explores how policy, finance and business practices in hard-to-abate industry sectors such as steel, cement, heavy duty transport and chemicals can be aligned to achieve climate neutrality.

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    To panic or not to panic – How do we solve the twin challenge of mitigating climate change and fostering prosperity?


    Humanity has arrived in dire straits, taking all the living beings on the planet right along with it: The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more apparent, with the physical processes behind it taking up speed. So why not team up for decisive collective action? Well, it is not that easy after all: With the severe shocks of the Pandemic and the energy crisis barely overcome, industrialized countries have entered a renaissance of geoeconomic competition for future value-creation, while aspiring countries still yearn for their equal share of wealth and opportunities. So, the key question poses a twin challenge: How to mitigate climate change and to foster prosperity, that is the question!

    Christoph Bals, Policy Director, Germanwatch

    Dr. Wiebke Lüke, Founder & Managing Director, WEW

    Dr. Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General, MCC  Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

    Vinod Philip, Member of the Executive Board, Siemens Energy 

    Moderation: Dr. Gokce Mete, Global Lead, Hydrogen & Industry Decarbonization, South Pole