Cement News: Environmental

12 December 2003

China – Setting green limits to cool down expansion

China is considering a major campaign of environmental impact assessment in the fast-growing cement, steel and aluminium sectors to cool down excessive growth.

12 December 2003

Europe – Cement Sustainability stakeholders make progress in wide range of issues

The latest Cement Sustainability stakeholder meeting, hosted by the Cement Sustainability Initiative in Brussels, was the scene for productive talks on many of the more complex issues surrounding the

11 December 2003

Europe – European greenhouse gas emission trading scheme is ready

EU commissioner and environment chief Margot Wallstrom said at a recent UN climate change conference : “The EU carbon market is now a reality. …

09 December 2003

World Economic Forum creates Global Greenhouse Gas Register

At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Milan, Italy, the World Economic Forum announced it is creating a Global Greenhouse Gas Register to facilitate the disclos

World – Value of carbon trading doubles in a year 08 December 2003

World – Value of carbon trading doubles in a year

According to the World Bank, the Kyoto protocol on climate change is stimulating increasing flows of carbon finance to developing and transition economies, even though it is not yet in force.

08 December 2003

Kenya – Bamburi and Worldwide Fund for Nature regenerate degraded Shimba Hills forests

Lafarge-owned Bamburi Cement, no stranger to conservation issues, is teaming up with the Worldwide Fund for Nature in a project that is to regenerate the degraded forests of Shimba Hills in the south

Nigeria – Ashakacem renew MoU with Savannah Conservation 08 December 2003

Nigeria – Ashakacem renew MoU with Savannah Conservation

Leading Nigerian cement producer Ashakacem, part of Lafarge, and Savannah Conservation Nigeria (SCN) recently renew a five year-old Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between them.

08 December 2003

Bulgaria – Zlatna Panega opts for old tyres

The Bulgarian subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, Zlatna Panega is planning to generate 15 per cent of its required energy from old tyres.

08 December 2003

Romania – Holcim Romania opens eco-friendly concrete station

Holcim Romania is investing 1.5m euros in an eco-friendly concrete station in Sibiu.

08 December 2003

India – Shree Cement plans fuel recycling plants

Shree Cement is planning to set up mini-fuel recycling plants with assistance of German equipment supplier KHD Humboldt GmbH. The plans come within the framework of a major cost-cutting drive in its f

08 December 2003

World – Value of carbon trading doubles in a year

According to the World Bank, the Kyoto protocol on climate change is stimulating increasing flows of carbon finance to developing and transition economies, even though it is not yet in force.

08 December 2003

Kenya – Bamburi and Worldwide Fund for Nature regenerate degraded Shimba Hills forests

Lafarge-owned Bamburi Cement, no stranger to conservation issues, is teaming up with the Worldwide Fund for Nature in a project that is to regenerate the degraded forests of Shimba Hills in the south

06 December 2003

India – Shree Cement plans fuel recycling plants

Shree Cement is planning to set up mini-fuel recycling plants with assistance of German equipment supplier KHD Humboldt GmbH.

05 December 2003

UK – Environment Agency urges companies for permit applications

The Environment Agency (EA) is urging companies to start planning their permit applications for the EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme.

04 December 2003

Romania – Holcim Romania opens eco-friendly concrete station

Holcim Romania is investing 1.5m euros in an eco-friendly concrete station in Sibiu.

02 December 2003

Bulgaria – Zlatna Panega opts for old tyres

The Bulgarian subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, Zlatna Panega is planning to generate 15 per cent of its required energy from old tyres.