New partnership agreed between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the GCCA to drive industry decarbonisation around the globe
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by Michael Cheng
1M ago
A ground-breaking agreement has been signed by the UN’s Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) to work together on decarbonising the cement and concrete industry, with a strong focus on the Global South. UNIDO supports its 172 Member States with economic and industrial development, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With its long-standing experience in renewable energy projects and the application of clean energy technologies in industry, UNIDO successfully collaborates with a wide range of partners globally su ..read more
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Global gathering of cement and concrete industry leaders, governments and experts in Bangkok, calls for new policy commitments to support net zero mission
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
1M ago
Global Cement and Concrete Association’s 2024 CEO Gathering and Leaders Conference in Bangkok attended by nearly 200 international delegates Contributors included government ministers from Thailand, Canada and UAE UN’s Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) announced new funding and support for decarbonisation in Thailand and across Asia An international conference in Bangkok, attended by nearly 200 CEOs and leaders from the global cement and concrete industry has called for new policy commitments to support the industry’s drive to net zero. They were taking part in the Global Cement ..read more
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Government and industry partnership in focus as global leaders meet in Bangkok to advance cement and concrete net zero mission
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
1M ago
Thailand’s Minister of Industry, Pimphattra Wichaikul, opens Global Cement and Concrete Association’s 2024 CEO Gathering and Leaders Conference in Bangkok  Global policymakers including governments of Canada, UAE, Thailand, global economists and built environment leaders are meeting cement and concrete industry CEOs in Bangkok, to discuss how to build the sustainable built environment of the future UN’s Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) announcing new funding and support for decarbonisation in Thailand and across Asia  The meeting will hear a strong call for pol ..read more
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GCCA announces new partnerships between global manufacturers and tech start-ups, as work on low carbon concrete steps up.
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
2M ago
GCCA Innovandi Open Challenge connects the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers with tech start-ups. Four start-ups, shortlisted in last year’s challenge, focusing on low carbon concrete, have now agreed partnerships with manufacturers.      29 start-ups have also been shortlisted for this year’s challenge, which will work on the further development of CCUS technology. New partnerships between cement manufacturers and tech start-ups, to work together on the development of low carbon concrete, have been announced by the industry’s leading membership bod ..read more
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100 start-ups from every continent apply to work with essential global industry on achieving net zero
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
3M ago
GCCA Innovandi Open Challenge connects the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers with tech start-ups. GCCA Innovandi Open Challenge 2024 will focus on carbon capture, use and storage for low carbon cement and concrete CCUS is a key part of the GCCA’s Roadmap to net zero. Nearly 100 tech start-ups from across the globe have applied for a pioneering international programme, which offers the chance to work with leading cement and concrete manufacturers, on decarbonising the world’s most used man-made materials. The Innovandi Open Challenge is run by the Global ..read more
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Winners in popular photo competition announced at opening of major new exhibition, showcasing essential role and beauty of concrete around the world
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by Michael Cheng
4M ago
21,000 entries submitted by professionals and amateurs from every continent. Concrete in Life Photo of Year from Mexico wins $10,000 top prize.  More than 100 outstanding images from last five years of competition run by the GCCA go on display for first time at Brunswick Art Gallery in London. A striking image of a boy flying a kite playing on the steps of the Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Mexico, has been named Concrete in Life Photo of the Year. It was selected from a record 21,000 entries to the annual global competition, run by the GCCA, which highlights the b ..read more
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LeadIT and GCCA’s Green Cement Technology Tracker expanded to monitor calcined clay kilns
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
4M ago
A tool, which is helping to monitor decarbonisation in the cement industry, has now been expanded to include the production of calcined clays – a key cement decarbonisation solution. Concrete and cement are the world’s most used building materials. They are vital to the built environment for homes, offices and infrastructure, but currently account for around 7% of global CO2 emissions. With the launch of the GCCA’s Concrete Future 2050 Net Zero Roadmap the sector became the first heavy industry to set out a clear commitment and plan on how to decarbonise.   Tracking progress towards net z ..read more
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Global Cement Industry supports major talks in Paris on decarbonising built environment
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
4M ago
6th March:  GCCA and France Ciment Media Release Leading organisations from the cement and concrete industry are attending international talks in Paris, which it is hoped, will agree a framework to decarbonise the built environment. The Global Buildings and Climate Forum, which takes place over the next two days, involves discussions between government ministers, local authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders, from across the world. Today, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) together with France Ciment, the national industry cement body in France, held an official sid ..read more
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Start-ups challenged to help develop carbon capture technology for global industry’s push to net zero
GCCA Association
by Michael Cheng
5M ago
A pioneering international programme, which brings together tech start-ups and leading manufacturers in the pursuit of net zero, has launched. Innovandi Open Challenge 2024 is run by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), the industry’s leading international body which is focused on helping the global cement industry reduce its emissions and ultimately achieve net zero concrete. Applications are being encouraged from start-ups from around the world, interested in working on the development of carbon capture use and storage, for low carbon cement and concrete. Innovative technologie ..read more
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China and Global cement agreement on low carbon future – Milestone partnership launched to deliver sustainability of the world’s essential material
GCCA Association
by Emily Andersen
6M ago
Beijing The two leading representative bodies of the global cement industry have signed a milestone agreement to help accelerate decarbonisation of the sector across the world. China Cement Association (CCA), which represents more than 50% of the world’s cement production and the Global Cement and Concrete Association, whose members account for 80% of cement production capacity outside of China, have signed a historic partnership pledge. The pledge includes an agreement to work together on sustainability, and the low-carbon development of the cement and concrete industry. Concrete is the world ..read more
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