02/02/2024 03:40 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), whose members account for 80 per cent of cement production capacity outside of China, and China Cement Association (CCA) which represents more than half of the world’s cement production, have signed a milestone agreement, to help accelerate decarbonisation of the sector across the world.

According to GCCA in a statement, the pledge includes an agreement to work together on sustainability, and the low-carbon development of the cement and concrete industry.

The historic agreement will also see the development, and launch later this year, of a whole value chain China Cement Carbon Neutrality Roadmap which will set out a commitment and pathway to fully decarbonise the cement industry in China.

GCCA Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Guillot said: “This agreement between the China industry and the global industry is a signal to the world that we stand ready to deliver the essential decarbonised building materials that our planet needs.

“Cement and concrete enable the key infrastructure, thriving and resilient communities, clean water, safe homes and the shift to clean energy that are essential to a future sustainable world.”

Meanwhile, CCA Executive President, Kong Xiangzhong said this important agreement marked a win-win cooperation, and showed where CCA can collaborate effectively to bring insights, technical know-how and greater focus to its shared decarbonisation mission.

The agreement formally covers the next three years of co-operation and provides a platform for wider communication and exchange.

The GCCA, having launched a global net zero roadmap in 2021, will assist with its development alongside Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd (Sinoma), the world’s largest cement technology and equipment company, and the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA) which will also provide technical input.


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