GCCA, China Cement Association Sign Historic Agreement

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), whose members account for 80% of cement production capacity outside of China, and the China Cement Association (CCA) have signed an agreement to help accelerate decarbonization of the sector across the world.

“The world needs leadership and collaboration like never before, especially on addressing the key issue of our time, climate change. This agreement between the China industry and the global industry is a signal to the world that we stand ready to deliver the essential decarbonized building materials that our planet needs,” said Thomas Guillot, chief executive at GCCA. “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.”

The agreement formally covers the next three years of cooperation and provides a platform for wider communication and exchange on sustainability and the low-carbon development of the industry. It will also see the development and launch of the China Cement Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, which will set out a commitment and pathway to fully decarbonize the cement industry in China.

The GCCA, having launched a global net-zero roadmap in 2021, will assist with CCA’s roadmap alongside Sinoma International Engineering and the European Cement Research. “Working with our new partners in China means our net-zero focus and our action every day is now a truly global mission,” concluded Guillot.

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