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CEMBUREAU supports REpower EU plan

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the association of the European cement industry, fully supports the objectives of the REPower EU plan issued by the European Commission.   The European cement association believes it is essential to complement the plan issued by concrete measures that will further contribute to reducing Europe’s energy dependency, while providing a sound business case for decarbonisation investments. C EMBUREAU recommends EU policymakers to urgently support: • the use of waste in cement...

Cementing Europe’s future

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU held its ‘Cementing Europe’s Future: Action Through Policy’ webinar on 12 October 2021. Two panel discussions looked at whether the cement industry was ‘Fit for 55 per cent’ carbon reduction by 2030 alongside considering the carbon neutral built environment and the role of concrete within it. Is Europe’s cement industry Fit for 55 per cent carbon reduction by 2030? Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Holcim Spain and CEMBUREAU president, opened the meeting stating that the “cement...

Extractive Sector Species Protection Code is launched

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A new ‘Extractive Sector Species Protection Code of Conduct’ has been launched by a collaboration between teh European Commission, HeidelbergCement, CEMBUREAU, BirdLife International, European Aggregates Association (UEPG) and Euro Gypsum. The guidelines are deigned to ensure best practice management of temporary habitats as well as during initial quarry extraction and rehabilitation. The code builds on the provisions of the EU Commission’s Birds and Habitats Directive, and provides a che...

European cement industry seeks level playing field for carbon reduction costs

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, has recently released two white papers on its position to the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) revision. The draft regulation on CBAM, argues CEMBUREAU, is an opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions globally while equalising costs between EU and non-EU cement suppliers. Meanwhile, the EU ETS also needs to be realigned with Europe's increased climate ambition for decarbonisation. As the transition...

CEMBUREAU discusses Europe's future for cement

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU held its 'Cementing Europe's future: Action through policy' webinar on 12 October 2021 . Two panel discussions looked at whether the cement industry was Fit for 55 per cent carbon reduction by 2030 and the carbon-neutral built environment and the role of concrete with in it.  Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Holcim Spain and C EMBUREAU president, opened the meeting stating that the "cement sector was on the move!" He announced that the Green Deal was a starting point race towards 205...

Cementing Europe's Future: Action Through Policy

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cembureau will host a summit on 12 October 2021 entitled Cementing Europe's future: Action through policy . This is a live event that will be streamed from the Sofitel, Brussels, Belgium.  This event aims to highlight the key role the cement industry has to play towards Europe's 2050 ambitions and how this can be accelerated through policy. Following the EU Commission's 'Fit for 55%' package, this summit will serve as a  platform to delve deeper into the sector’s plans for carbon neutrali...

Cembureau to engage on Fit for 55 legislative package

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the association of the European cement industry, is ready to engage on the Fit for 55 legislative package published by the European Commission on 14 July. "Delivering deep emission cuts by 2030 is a major challenge. It requires a coherent package that boosts the take-up of low-carbon technologies while addressing the risk of carbon leakage, at a time when the EU is increasing its climate ambition," said Koen Coppenholle, C EMBUREAU  Chief Executive. C EMBUREAU will engage...

Leading the circular economy

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

In a world where carbon neutrality has become a political imperative and resources are finite, there is no doubt that developing circular approaches will be essential to decarbonise industries. For the European cement sector, the ability to phase out fossil fuels through the use of waste and the 100 per cent recyclability of concrete, offer key advantages to build upon. By CEMBUREAU, Belgium. In addition to providing sound solutions for waste streams and strengthening the circular ...

CEMBUREAU states concern for CBAM Fit for 55 package

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry fully supports the objectives of the European Green Deal, says the industry association, C EMBUREAU . In its Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the cement sector commits to CO 2 emissions reduction targets by 2030 and works towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve these objectives, establishing viable business cases that secure continued growth and employment in Europe is essential. Having the first carbon-neutral cement plant in the European Union withi...

CEMBUREAU elects new president and vice-president

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, elected Isidoro Miranda, MD of LafargeHolcim Spain, as its new president at its annual general assembly. Ken McKnight, member of the CRH Executive Committee was elected vice-president. Following his appointment, Isidoro Miranda said: “The foundation has been laid over the past two years and we will build on this. Starting from our innovation agenda and the technical pathways to decarbonisation, we will need to convey our key priorities for a faci...