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Secretary-General's video message to the Global Cement and … – United Nations

Download the video. friends,Concrete and cement are not just fundamental to constructing roads, bridges and buildings.  You are fundamental to building a better world.And we have no time to lose.World leaders committed to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees centigrade.Science tells us that requires cutting global greenhouse emissions by almost half by 2030.That […]

Six dormant cement plants reportedly received Euro88m in European Union emissions allowances

Europe: Six cement plants were reportedly issued around Euro88m in free European Union emissions allowances (EUA) from 2019 to 2022 despite the clinker kilns at the units being idle or running at low levels. Research by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) has revealed that plants operated by Buzzi, Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV), Cemex, Holcim […]

The circular cement value chain: Decarbonizing cement – McKinsey

Cement and concrete are the linchpins of the built environment. Its global demand has nearly tripled over the past 20 years. Yet despite cement’s ubiquity, its surrounding economy is a major contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions.1Thomas Czigler, Sebastian Reiter, Patrick Schulze, and Ken Somers, “Laying the foundation for zero-carbon cement,” McKinsey, May 14, 2020. […]

Holcim launches Innovation Hub

Switzerland/France: The Swiss multinational building materials producer Holcim has launched a global Innovation Hub to accelerate sustainable building at its Global Research & Development Center in Lyon, France. The Hub showcases Holcim’s innovative and sustainable building solutions to scale up low-carbon, circular and energy-efficient buildings. Spread across three floors, it offers working spaces to host […]

Alliance for Low-Carbon Cement & Concrete counts nine new members

World: Nine new members have joined the Alliance for Low-Carbon Cement & Concrete (ALCCC), a global association of low-CO2 cement and concrete developers, producers and users, since its launch in May 2023. The alliance has welcomed alternative cement and concrete companies Betolar, 3Béton, CarbonRE, Cemvision, the European Environmental Bureau, Greenmade, Materrup, Nomad and Sublime Systems. […]

Decarbonizing cement and concrete value chains: Takeaways from … – McKinsey

The built environment accounts for approximately 40 percent of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion and 25 percent of global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.1Tony Hansen, Focko Imhorst, Anna Moore, and Sebastian Reiter, “Glasgow COP26 2021: Decarbonizing the built environment,” McKinsey, November 11, 2021. As a part of these totals, cement production is one of the highest-emitting […]