Chris Bayliss joined ASI in May 2021 and is based in London. As ASI’s Director of Standards, he leads the ongoing development and implementation of ASI Standards to promote the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
With degrees in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge and the University of London, Chris’s interest has always been in the intersection and interdependence of ecological potential (“nature”), human institutions (“culture”), socio-economic praxis (individual relationships) and time. The crises of modernity are rooted in the misalignment of these enablers of human well-being.
Chris has two decades of experience in the sustainability of the aluminium sector. In various roles at the International Aluminium Institute, Chris led the development and implementation of science based approaches to improving occupational health and well-being, reducing sector wide greenhouse gas emissions and maximising the enabling potential of aluminium products in sustainable socio-economic systems.
Panelist: SESSION: Energy
Wealth Flows from Energy and Ideas: The future is green energy. How does the aluminium industry get there?
The world needs to act on climate change. The aluminium industry generates around 1.1 billion tons of CO2 emissions per year constituting 1% of the total global caused CO2 emissions. Our industry must do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the world's fight against climate change. We need to reboot commitments and actions to meet the needs of the environment. We especially need to re-evaluate our energy supply.