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Creating a voice

CemNet, 4 December 2018

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) met for its first AGM and symposium in London on 23 November 2018. With leading CEOs, sustainability, logistics, strategists and co-processing managers, as well as cement and concrete associations in attendance, delegates were informed of an agreed work programme for the GCCA going forward. In addition, the GCCA explained how it will create a voice for the cement and concrete industry, promoting cement as 'the sustainable building material of choice'.

Benjamin Sporton, CEO of GCCA announced that the WBCSD's CSI will be taken over by the GCCA on 1 January 2019 and will be further developed to include concrete. As part of its climate change and energy reduction drive, GCCA also plans a smooth transition for the CSI’s Getting the Numbers Right (GNR) database and the team are currently working on the 2017 round of data collection. In addition, the association aims to establish best practice and reporting guidelines for health and safety, CO2 reporting, co-processing and water use. As part of the industry's drive to lower CO2 emissions, GCCA will also provide feedback on cement innovation, alternative binders for low-clinker cements, co-processing, recarbonisation, and CCU and CCS initiatives.

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China Resources Cement hosted CSI in China co-processing event

25 September 2018

With the goal to strengthen the communication and exchange of cement kiln co-processing technology, promote the transformation and upgrading of the industry, and contribute to the construction of ecological civilization and environmental protection, China Resources Cement Holdings hosted the CSI in China co-processing event at its Tianyang operation site on 20 September. According to a report developed by the IEA and the CSI, combination of technology and policy solutions could provide a pathway to reducing direct carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry by 24% below current levels by 2050.

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Sustainability 2050

CemNet, 9 July 2018

Since its inception 20 years ago, the CSI has proactively identified, analysed and managed the key issues at stake for the sector. By developing global Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), common reporting methodologies and guidance documents, the CSI has enabled the global cement industry to rapidly enhance its sustainability performance.

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La actualización de la Hoja de Ruta del sector del cemento

Cemento Hormigón, June 2017

El hormigón es el material fabricado por el hombre más utilizado en el mundo y el cemento es el aglutinante esencial para producir el hormigón. Se estima que casi diez mil millones de personas habitarán nuestro planeta en el año 2050 y que el 60% de las infraestructuras esenciales que se necesitarán para albergar estas personas, ofrecerles lugares para trabajar, agua limpia, atención médica, centros educativos, carreteras, etc., todavía tiene que ser construidas. En consecuencia, la producción de hormigón tendrá que aumentar signifi cativamente hasta 2050, y el desafío para la industria del cemento es claro, manteniendo e incluso aumentando el impulso que el sector ha acumulado para reducir sus emisiones de CO2.

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Concrete steps towards a low carbon footprint

The Hindu Business Line, 6 June 2018

The cement industry is setting new goals for energy efficiency. This is a high energy consumption industry that singularly accounts for 5 per cent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. During production of one tonne of material, it requires as much as 4.7 million BTU of energy, equivalent to about 180 kg of coal - a key reason why it needs to remain ever vigilant of its role in environment degradation.

Luckily, this is one sector in which India has kept pace with global players. Egged on by emission regulations, a substantial number of its 139 large cement plants and 365 mini cement plants have been trying to match global best practices. Major players have consciously taken to the ‘India Low Carbon Technology Road Map’ developed in association with International Energy Agency, WBCSD and CSI to be not only energy-efficient but also extremely competitive.

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The updated Global Cement Technology Roadmap outlines the path to implement the Paris Agreement

Global Cement, May 2017

Concrete is the world’s largest man-made product and cement is the essential binder that makes it. It is estimated that 9.8 billion people will inhabit this planet by 2050 and that 60% of the essential infrastructure needed to house this number, to provide them places to work, to educate them, to provide clean water, to give healthcare and to transport them still has to be built. Consequently, the demand for concrete is anticipated to significantly increase by 2050. The challenge to the cement industry is clear, we must increase the momentum that the sector has built up in reducing its CO2 emissions....

To anticipate this movement and to build a longstanding collaboration, in 2009 the IEA and the CSI of the WBCSD, partnered to develop the Global Cement Technology Roadmap through to 2050 - a significant milestone in that it was the first industry-specific Roadmap. Recently the CSI, again in partnership with the IEA, has released an updated version of the Roadmap.

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Cement technology roadmap plots path to cutting CO2 emissions 24% by 2050

7 April 2018

A combination of technology and policy solutions could provide a pathway to reducing direct carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry by 24% below current levels by 2050, according to a new report by the IEA and the CSI.

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IEA and CSI prepare for 'Low-carbon transition Roadmap' launch

CemNet, 28 March 2018

The new Global Cement Technology Roadmap wil be launched online on Friday, 6 April 2018. The Technology Roadmap builds on the long-standing collaboration between the IEA and the CSI of the WBCSD.

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