GCCA, UN to Drive Industry Decarbonization

The United Nations’ Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) signed an agreement to work together on decarbonizing the cement and concrete industry.

“Through our Net Zero Roadmap and the accelerator program we have put in place, we are already working with policymakers, governments and industry to overcome procurement and resourcing challenges across the global south. Having this ground-breaking agreement with UNIDO is a natural progression which we hope will fast-track progress in a meaningful way,” said Thomas Guillot, chief executive of GCCA.

The two organizations have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see them working together on key sustainability and decarbonization issues, including:

  • Provide recommendations for decision-makers to create the right market environments for the development of low and near zero emissions cement and concrete.
  • Develop innovative technological solutions to help meet net zero commitments.
  • Organize joint international industry and government events.
  • Jointly author and publish documents, recommendations and research tools.
  • Identify promising companies and innovative solutions and showcase these at relevant events and in publications.

UNIDO supports 172 member states with economic and industrial development, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

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