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Cemex joins global alliances on climate change initiatives

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment, led by the We Mean Business Coalition in partnership with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and the UN Global Compact. With this commitment the company has joined UNFCCC's The Race to Zero Campaign. The decision to join these two major global alliances reinforces the company’s commitment to climate action.     The Race to Zero campaign was launched to mobilise net-zero commitments from cities, businesses, an...

Polish cement association highlights challenges ahead

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

From 2021 Poland’s cement industry is facing new challenges as it embarks on a three decade-long transformation towards climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Polish Cement Association (SPC). Moreover, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry also has to address the rising costs of purchasing CO 2 emission allowances and energy supply, without compensation, as well as rapidly growing imports from outside the European Union. Following lower cement sales due to a cold wint...

Decarbonising concrete report released

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ClimateWorks Foundation in collaboration with Northwestern University has announced new research for reducing emissions in concrete. The report entitled 'Decarbonizing Concrete: Deep decarbonization pathways for the cement and concrete cycle in the United States and China'  shows in greater detail than ever before multiple ways to drive the cement industry toward net-zero emissions by mid-century, including production-side mitigation measures, research and development, and demand reduction...

ABB calls for faster adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ABB has released a white paper " Achieving the Paris Agreement: The Vital Role of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives in Reducing Energy Consumption" that reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB is calling on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. According to the International Energy Agen...

LafargeHolcim accelerated its sustainability in 2020

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim accelerated its climate action this year with the launch of its net-zero pledge, as a signatory of the 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C'. The company set the most ambitious climate targets of its industry, validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reach net-carbon emissions of 475kg net of CO 2  per tonne of cementitious materials by 2030. Making progress on its net-zero journey, LafargeHolcim delivered a record-low level of 555kg net CO 2 /t in 2020.     ...

Spain’s cement sector targets 43% emissions reduction by 2030

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 43 per cent throughout its entire value chain by 2030 when compared with the 1990 baseline, according the sector’s “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry to achieve climate neutrality in 2050”. The target sets an intermediate objective to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. To date the sector has reduced carbon emissions by 27 per cent since 1990. To achieve this goal, Spanish cement association Oficemen has...

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...

Climate change a bigger threat than recession for US cement producers

21 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Ed Sullivan, PCA senior vice-president and chief economist, gave an economic outlook for the USA and a cement business forecast on the opening day of the IEEE East Coast meeting yesterday. He advised that the current recession is not comparable to the 2008 Great recession when dozens of cement plants shut down and cement consumption decline year after year. The declines now at the most are about five per cent and that suggests that the risks coming from the recession might be small. ...

EU policy uncertainty hampering the cement industry's climate goals

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The role of the cement industry and government working together to deliver the objectives for the Green Deal were the subject of Cementing Europe's Future - Building the Green Deal, organised by Cembureau this week in its online event. However, while a consensus has been reached between industry and government to work towards the creation of a climate-neutral continent by 2050, the regulatory framework is not yet in place to support this necessary industrial revolution. The European Green...

GCCA launches 2050 Climate Ambition programme

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

In the joint industry initiative “2050 Climate Ambition” 40 of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies have announced their commitment to reduce the sector’s CO2 footprint, aspiring to deliver carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, according to the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). Launched by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) on behalf of its member companies, the ambition statement represents a critical milestone for the industry. It is the first time it ...