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GCCA welcomes COP28 transition deal away from fossil fuels

14 December 2023, Published under Cement News

For the first time, a deal has been agreed at COP28, the UN climate summit, which agrees to countries moving away from the use of fossil fuels. The agreement was reached after days of negotiations in Dubai, UAE. The text recognises the need for deep, rapid and sustained reductions if humanity is to limit temperature rises to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels. Welcoming the agreement, Thomas Guillot, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association, said, “We welcome the progress made at ...

Climate pledges must be on time and in full, warns the IEA

25 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Despite an “unstoppable” shift towards clean energy, demand for fossil fuels is still far too high to keep within the Paris Agreement's 1.5˚C goal. That is just one of the findings of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) ’World Energy Outlook 2023’ report just released. The report describes an energy system in 2030 that includes almost 10x as many electric cars on the road, solar PV generating more electricity than the entire US power system does currently, the share of renewables in t...

UltraTech's sustainable journey

14 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Harmonising economic goals with the development of employees, vendors and the communities in which it operates, is in the DNA of Aditya Birla Group (ABG), where the concept of trusteeship is deeply rooted. UltraTech Cement Ltd, part of the Aditya Birla Group, added one more dimension to the trusteeship concept when it formally began its sustainability journey. By OP Puranmalka, UltraTech Cement Ltd, India. Rainwater harvesting at the mines of Vikram cement works, India In 2006, ...