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GCCA and FICEM accelerate Latin American progress towards net zero

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and, regional affiliate, FICEM have co-hosted an event on 'Latin American cement and concrete industry – Towards Net Zero' in the Dominican Republic. The meeting highlighted the progress made in decarbonising the industry in the region and future pathways to reaching net zero concrete. Claude Loréa, executive cement director of the GCCA, commented that the association has attracted 80 per cent of the global cement industry outside of China...

Why aren't CO2 emissions falling more rapidly in the cement sector?

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

In the last week a report by Robert Andrew, an emissions scientist for Global Carbon Project and CICERO Centre for International Climate Research in Norway, has disclosed that CO 2 emissions from chemical and industrial processes used to manufacture cement have risen from 1.2bnt in 2002 to 2.6bnt in 2021. According to his analysis, he argues, the current decarbonisation policies of cement producers have not yet had the necessary impact to start reducing global carbon emissions. Instead, emi...

Report highlights countries prioritising green public procurement

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Economic Forum and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), have released a Mission Possible Partnership report which identifies the nations that are prioritising green public procurement: The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, and select US states. The report titled, 'Low-Carbon Concrete and Construction - A Review of Green Public Procurement Programmes', identifies a framework for how these six countries...

Construction product study to reduce global warming released

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of European and global trade bodies have published a peer-reviewed study entitled 'Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products' undertaken by LBP SIGHT. Achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 is one of the key objectives of the European Green Deal. The study provides an assessment of the science base behind the conditions of carbon neutrality of bio-based construction products, their substitutio...

GCCA starts open challenge race to net zero for six start-ups

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050.  The six start-ups, which were chosen from more than 100 entrants to the Open Challenge, hail from the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and the Netherlands. They have joined forces with world-leading cement companies to help drive further innovation in the industry and will each form part...

GCCA releases updated EPD tool

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the global verification of its Environmental Product Declaration   (EPD) 3.1 tool, which will help cement and concrete manufacturers better understand the environmental impact of their products and processes. Ultimately enabling designers to design the lowest whole-life carbon buildings and infrastructure.  EPDs are independently verified and provide registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable informatio...

UltraTech Cement commits to GCCA 2050 Roadmap

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, has announced its commitment to the GCCA 2050 Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete.   UltraTech has made this commitment as a founding member of the GCCA and is among 40 of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers to affirm their commitment to net zero concrete by 2050 and agree to an ambitious intermediate goal of preventing 5bnt of CO 2 emissions by 2030.   “We at UltraTech are fully committed to work together with our part...

GCCA looks to Roadmap implementation at COP26

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

At the COP26 meeting yesterday, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) held a webinar session entitled ‘From Global Commitment to Local Action – Implementing the Cement and Concrete Net Zero Roadmap’.   Introduced by Thomas Guillot, GCCA Executive Chief, the webinar aimed to see how the industry could move forward with the global roadmap to reduce CO 2 emissions. He stressed how the industry needs to engage with policymakers and stakeholders around carbon pricing, the circula...

GCCA calls on governments and policymakers to step up to the plate

15 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The time has come for policymakers, governments, investors, researchers and customers to play their part in achieving net zero concrete by 2050, according to Jan Jenisch, CEO of Holcim Group, speaking at the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) 2050 Net Zero Roadmap presentation this week. "We now need governments around the world to work with us and use their huge procurement power to advocate for low-carbon concrete in their infrastructure and housing needs," added Thomas Guill...

The PCA releases its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, an ambitious journey to carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The roadmap demonstrates how the US cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease GHGs and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “Cement and concrete have been pivotal in building resilient, durable and sustainable communities that...