GCCA heads to COP24 for recarbonation talks

GCCA heads to COP24 for recarbonation talks
05 December 2018

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) joined governments, climate groups and campaigners from around the world in Poland for the United Nations' international climate change
conference – COP24.

A key discussion point for the GCCA at COP24 includes recarbonation – where concrete can play a role in taking CO2 out of the atmosphere – as well as potential important related measures for IPCC implementation.

The meeting represents the first GCCA attendance at international climate negotiations, under the umbrella of its recent partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and underlines the cement and concrete sector's commitment to sustainable development and critical work to reduce global CO2 emissions.

GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, wil have face-to-face talks with key international stakeholders, including the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the International Emissions Trading Association.

Claude Lorea said: "With everyone acknowledging COP24 is the most critical gathering on climate change since the 2015 Paris Agreement, it is important that the GCCA and the cement and concrete sector is part of that discussion.
"There is a huge role for the private sector and major industries, which includes cement and concrete, in demonstrating leadership on the issue of climate change – that is what our GCCA members are committed to and why we are taking part in these talks."

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