Cement makers across world pledge large cut in emissions by 2030

Cement makers across world pledge large cut in emissions by 2030

Industry responsible for about 8% of CO2 emissions commits to reaching net zero by 2050 without offsetting

Cement makers around the world have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by up to a quarter this decade and reach net zero by 2050, in a move they said would make a major difference to the prospects for the Cop26 climate summit.

The industry is responsible for about 7%-8% of global carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of more than any individual country except China and the US. Cutting emissions from cement production is difficult, because the chemical processes used to make it and concrete release CO2.

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