China building materials praised the statement issued by GCCA, calling on the whole industry to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality
Source: GCCA Release time: 2020-09-04
In London (September 1, 2020), 40 leading cement and concrete enterprises jointly issued the 2050 climate target statement for cement and concrete industry, which indicates that the global cement and concrete industry is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of concrete, the most commonly used artificial material, and to achieving the carbon neutral goal of concrete in the world by 2050.
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The founding members of GCCA include CNBM, Cemex, CRH, dangote, eurocement, Heidelberg cement, Lafarge Holcim, taiheiyo and votorantinm.
As a cement and commercial concrete manufacturer in China, China building materials group supports GCCA 2050 climate target statement for cement and concrete industry, and has been committed to sustainable development and climate change. It uses 150 million tons of industrial waste to replace raw materials every year, and provides waste heat power generation system for all cement production lines, reducing carbon dioxide by about 6 million tons per year. China Building Materials Group will continue to make efforts to actively respond to the challenges of climate change to the environment.
The statement, issued by GCCA on behalf of all members, is the first time that the industry has issued a global common statement on the future of carbon neutral concrete, which is of milestone significance in the industry. The statement specifically describes the necessary means to achieve carbon neutralization of concrete, including reducing or even eliminating energy emissions, reducing emissions in the production process through new technologies and carbon capture technologies, using concrete more efficiently, recycling concrete building materials, and improving the ability of concrete to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere.
Based on the long-term climate commitment and sustainable development of GCCA members and affiliated organizations, the statement sets a global vision for the long-term sustainable development of concrete, an important building material that shapes the modern world.