Isha Chaudhary

Principal Analyst, Steel and Raw Material Markets at Wood Mackenzie

Abstract: Steel and Iron Ore’s decarbonization roadmap in a 2050 net-zero scenario

This presentation will discuss:

  • Global steel market outlook – Broad level outlook on steel demand. Alteration of supply landscape and its implication on metallics and raw materials demand.
  • Roadmap to decarbonizing steel to achieve a net-zero emission target by 2050 - emission trajectory till 2050, new technology penetration, energy efficiency measures, impact on steel intensities, regional characterization, and carbon abatement costs.
  • Role of iron ore in decarbonizing steel – product mix change, availability of high-grade ore, new epicentres of supply, carbon abatement costs.


With 14 years of experience in the metals and mining, Isha drives research and analytics for steel and iron ore markets. She regularly engages with global miners, steelmakers, the lending community, and industry associations on varied commodity research areas.

Her specialties include demand and supply forecasting, price surveillance and short-term views, costing and investment analysis across the value chain. She is also ardently working on evaluating and forecasting the impact of decarbonization for miners and steelmakers.