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Germany and Chile to launch club to help countries reduce emissions from cement production – Global Cement

Chile/Germany: The governments of Chile and Germany are reportedly preparing to launch a so-called ‘climate club’ to help developing nations invest in technologies to decarbonise sectors such as cement and steel production. The partners will set up a platform to connect countries with funding and technical support from governments and the private sector, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters. The statement is expected to be published at the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP) 28 event on 1 December 2023 set to take place in Dubai.
“On hard-to-abate sectors, starting with steel and cement, we will advance conducive policy frameworks for accelerating decarbonisation,” the statement said. It added that this will include attempting to coordinate international green industry standards, such as counting the emissions in industrial products.
A website for the club lists 33 members including the US, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, the European Union (EU), Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mozambique, Morocco, Ukraine and the UK. It has been viewed, in part, as an attempt to reconcile countries annoyed by the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which started in October 2023. However, neither China nor India appears to have joined the ‘climate club’ so far.
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