Cement Industry Has Climate Ambition

Forty of the world's leading cement and concrete companies have launched a joint industry '2050 Climate Ambition.' The ambition statement from the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) demonstrates the commitment of the industry across the globe to drive down the CO2 footprint of the world's most used man-made product, with an aspiration to deliver society with carbon neutral concrete by 2050. It identifies the essential levers required to achieve carbon neutral concrete, including reducing and eliminating energy-related emissions, reducing process emissions through new technologies and deployment of carbon capture, more efficient use of concrete, reuse and recycling of concrete and buildings, and harnessing concrete's ability to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. The concrete and cement industry has a track record of taking climate action. It has included delivering a 19 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of cementitious material along with a ninefold increase in alternative fuel use since 1990.