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The road to net-zero

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement, one of India's top three cement producers with a production capacity of 35Mta, has announced its commitment to set a science-based target to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help tackle climate change. The company follows two other leading Indian cement producers, Dalmia Cement and Ambuja Cement in setting science-based targets and provides "a powerful signal of change", according to global non-profit coalition We Mean Business. However, is reaching net-zero emission...

Cement companies show positive performance in CDP ranking

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International organisation CDP has released its annual ‘A List’ which names the world’s leading businesses and scores them on their approach to climate change, water security and deforestation. The ranking is from A to D-, with F indicating a failure to provide sufficient information to be evaluated. The score assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness of the response to CDP’s questionnaire, as well as the company's awareness of climate change issues, management methods and progres...

Global cement industry to accelerate adoption of new technologies to fight climate change

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The global cement industry must step up efforts to adopt new technologies and put a greater focus on innovation to make crucial progress on reducing CO2 emissions, is the key message from the World Cement Association (WCA)’s Global Climate Change Forum in Paris, where the organisation’s President, Zhi Ping Song told members: “No more words, but actions are needed”. Current technology employed by the sector to reduce emissions can only deliver 50 per cent of the CO2 savings required to ach...

Actions not words

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Climate change is one of the key issues of our time, but the world is far from achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Like every energy and CO2-intensive sector, the global cement industry is at a crossroads. The solution will require mapping out and implementing a tangible plan of action if we are to have any chance of accelerating the pace of decarbonisation. By Bernard Mathieu, World Cement Association, UK. Figure 1: the global risks landscape 2018 According to the ...

WCA President urges industry to tackle climate change

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Zhi Ping Song, President of the World Cement Association (WCA), has called on the cement industry to take greater initiative in proactively tackling issues it is likely to face in the years ahead, especially in the all-important area of climate change. "There are some storm clouds gathering on the horizon for the cement industry, and we must work together now to repair the roof while the sun is still shining," said Mr Song. "This will require all stakeholders, regardless of size, group or...

Playing its part in Paris

12 March 2018, Published under Cement News

In line with the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change, HeidelbergCement has published its ‘Sustainability Commitments 2030’, which see the cement producer leading the development of carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration (CCUS) technologies for the cement industry. By Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Germany. Figure 1: test facility for CCS at Brevik, Norway In November 2017 HeidelbergCement published its ‘Sustainability Commitments 2030’, reflecting the company’s environ...

Positive signs of recovery

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU released figures this summer on the production performance of its members in the European cement sector in 2015. They reveal a modest positive annual growth rate of 0.9 per cent to 248Mt, when compared to the year before. The growth experienced by Europe's cement indsutry in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery The annual growth registered by the European cement sector in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery. Even with significant differences across EU member s...

7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Over 250 delegates gathered in the Maksoud Plaza Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil, for the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement (CBCi) between 20-22 June 2016. The conference highlighted Brazil’s commitment to COP21 and the progress the cement industry has made in helping the country work towards achieving its climate goals. Over 250 delegates visited the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement in São Paulo, Brazil Brazil’s cement industry is the largest in Latin America with...

Canada: CAC joins CPLC

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has become a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as a strategic partner and to join other leading Canadian companies. The CPLC is a voluntary initiative that supports and encourages the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. It was initiated but the World Bank at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit and officially launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris, France. President and CEO of CAC, Michael McSweeney, said, “...

California’s changing climate

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The US state of California has long been a frontrunner in the development of legislation to curb CO2 emissions and climate change. This article explains the Golden State’s regulatory approach and gives it a regional and global context. By Stephen J Orava and Clinton R Long, King & Spalding, USA. California has an extensive approach when dealing with GHG gases in the cement industry As the eighth largest economy in the world, the US state of California has emerged as an important...