Cement - Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative

Materials: Cement
Sustainability Initiative
Materials: Cement
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Cement and
the Climate Challenge
Global temperatures are increasing and science has confirmed that we must limit the rise to under
2°C in order to avoid the most serious consequences for people, the environment and economies
Cement production accounts for approximately 5% of CO2
• identify existing and new technologies that help to reduce
emissions across the world, and this means the cement
emissions; and
industry has an important role to play in reducing its emissions
• promote cross-industry collaboration.
Cement producers across the world acknowledge that
Cement is the “glue” in concrete. Concrete is an essential
the sector has a crucial role to play in tackling the climate
building material used across the world in buildings and
challenge. As part of their commitment to reduce energy
infrastructure. In terms of total volumes consumed every year,
consumption and emission levels, the sector is implementing
it is second only to water. Demand for cement is forecast to
measures including:
grow significantly, driven by ongoing building requirements as
well as increasing infrastructure needs in developing countries.
• energy efficiency;
• alternative fuel use and other fuel switching, including
The cement industry believes it is essential to:
• measure CO2 emissions
from the cement sector and
• clinker substitution;
monitor their evolution;
• carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Scaling up Energy Efficiency in the Cement Sector
WBCSD and its member companies have identified cement as
Developing comparable energy efficiency projects and
building synergies in other regions such as the Middle East,
a key area for collective action on climate.
In the lead-up to COP21, the Cement work program will be
developed within the context of the Low Carbon Technology
Latin America, China and Russia, where the cement market is
developing considerably;
Promoting collaboration opportunities and developing
Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) with a view to:
Scaling up the implementation of technology in India,
Brazil and Egypt to reduce CO2 emissions from cement
production; based on the CSI (WBCSD’s Cement Sustainability
Initiative) and IEA (International Energy Agency) cement
partnerships with other sectors whose waste could
constitute feedstock for alternative fuels for the cement sector;
Identifying regulatory or financial enablers for the
effective implementation of low-carbon technology.
technology roadmaps;
Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative
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Work Program and Timeline
How to Get Involved
Philippe Fonta
Director, Cement Sustainability Initiative
* [email protected]
Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative
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COP21 and the LCTPi
About COP21 and the LCTPi
In December 2015, a global climate agreement will be brokered
LCTPi is a collaborative platform, gathering together project
at COP21, the Paris Climate Change Conference. This is a key
teams and stakeholders to discuss and agree the concrete
moment for all stakeholders to contribute to decisive climate
actions that are needed. It focuses on solutions that are beyond
business as usual. It is a unique opportunity to showcase how
your business can and is tackling climate change.
Launched in Lima in partnership with SDSN and IEA, LCTPi is
supported by the French Presidency of COP21 and is part of
To ensure the development and implementation of business
the Lima-Paris Action Agenda. It aims to present action plans
solutions that address climate change, we must:
at COP21 that will accelerate low-carbon technology and scale
Remove the barriers that are preventing existing solutions
up the deployment of business solutions consistent with the
from being deployed
2˚C objective.
Develop new solutions to complement existing ones
Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative
COP21 and the LCTPi
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LCTPi has several focus areas, and for each area the deliverables include:
Business oriented solution roadmaps including critical
Strengthened business and government dialogue to create
enabling frameworks for investment
of barriers and identification of solutions,
A work program beyond Paris to ensure enduring
financial requirements, policies and PPP (public-private
implementation at scale
partnerships) opportunities that facilitate scale up
Carbon Capture
& Storage
Energy Efficiency
in Buildings
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Advanced Biofuels
Climate Smart
Forests & Forest
Products as Carbon Sinks
Low Carbon
Freight Transport
Low Carbon
Passenger Mobility
Smart Grids
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