Watch the recording of the event here:
Place: Buildings Pavilion - Boardroom (Hall 4) - 16 places available
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 GMT
The GCCA hosted its “From Global Commitment to Local Action – Implementing the Cement and Concrete Net Zero Roadmap” event today at COP26, at the Buildings Pavillion. The event built on the launch of our Concrete Future 2050 Roadmap to Net Zero Concrete, which outlines the levers and pathways required to achieve our ambitious goal.The launch of our roadmap saw forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers joined forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030, as part of a wider commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The move by the members of the GCCA marks the biggest global commitment by an industry to net zero so far. It follows the September announcement during New York Climate Week that the GCCA has become the first global ‘heavy’ industry accelerator for the UN’s global Race to Zero.Over 500 delegates joined the event, which featured a variety of discussions which looked at local implementations and perspectives on our global roadmap, and how action is already taking place among industry and policymakers to achieve net zero concrete by 2050.
This roundtable event organized by the Global Cement and Concrete Association will bring together senior representatives from cement and concrete member companies and associations from across the globe, along with government partners. Discussion will focus on how the recommendations in the GCCA’s landmark Net Zero Roadmap can be implemented with policy support from governments and policymakers on the ground around the world. With contributions from our expert panel, and discussion and questions from invited attendees, this event will set the scene for the next years of intensive action required to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
This event will examine how action in individual countries and regions can be taken/is already underway on the path to Net Zero, based on the recommendations in the Global Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap to Net Zero published by the GCCA on Tuesday 12th October.
Background - In October, forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers joined forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030, as part of a wider commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The move by the members of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) marks the biggest global commitment by an industry to net zero so far – bringing together companies from the Americas, Africa, Asia, including India and China, and Europe. It follows the September announcement during New York Climate Week that the GCCA has become the first global ‘heavy’ industry accelerator for the UN’s global Race to Zero. GCCA members account for 80% of the global cement industry volume outside of China, and also include several large Chinese manufacturers.
The GCCA is looking forward to welcoming members and affiliates from around the world, along with Government partners, to talk about how the recommendations in the Roadmap can be implemented on the ground in countries and regions globally.
If you are a member or affiliate who will be physically present during COP26 and would like to attend in person please contact GCCA – due to limitations on capacity our room can seat a maximum of 16 people. If you would like to watch our event live please RVSP here and a link to view the event live will be sent out in due course.
- Harald Friedl, Co-Lead Innovation and Special Projects, UN Climate Action Champions
- Thomas Guillot, Chief Executive, Global Cement and Concrete Association
- Magali Anderson – Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Holcim
- Vicente Saiso Alva, Head of Global Sustainability, CEMEX
- Sonamani Haobam, Deputy Secretary – Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India
- Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement, India
- Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive, CEMBUREAU
- Andrew Noseworthy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Clean Technologies with Industry, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
- Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada
- Manuel Lascarro, Executive Director, Iberoamerican Federation of Ready Mixed Concrete FIHP, and General Director of the Colombian Chamber of Cement and Concrete, PROCEMCO.
- Richard Leese, Director, MPA Cement, Industrial Policy, Energy and Climate Change, Mineral Products Association, UK