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Mumbai, 20 March 2014

Members organized a series of workshops for dissemination of technical papers on the Low-Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Indian Cement Industry.  Technology providers and financial institutions were engaged at the occasions to create awareness and build capacity around the joint initiative.

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The Low-Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Indian Cement Industry is based on a set of 27 technical papers, developed by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Council for Building Materials(NCB). Against this backdrop, CSI, CII and NCB are organizing workshops funded by the CSI in India member companies for dissemination of the technical papers to the industry at large. Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) is a key partner of CSI in this endeavour.

The key objective is to create awareness and build capacity regarding opportunities identified for reducing energy usage and GHG emissions and to share details on best available technologies (BAT) identified in the technical papers. This is in sync with the philosophy of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and CSI on scaling up through collaborative action.

The first of a series of workshops was conducted in Hyderabad on 7 March 2014 and the second in Mumbai on 19 March 2014. The two events saw participation of nearly 60 representatives from 20 major Indian cement companies. You can access presentations of the 2 meetings hosted on the CII website

Two separate sessions were conducted with technology providers and financial institutions on 20 March 2014 in Mumbai. Technology providers have a key role to play in driving the emergence of relevant transformational technologies. The workshop brought together leading suppliers and cement companies to engage in meaningful dialogue exploring the various roles such suppliers could play in the industry's journey along the low carbon trajectory. The workshop also brought on board financial institutions, banks, funding agencies, energy saving companies (ESCOs). Discussions between different key stakeholder groups, technology providers, financiers and cement companies on one platform helped sensitize the different groups about the needs and requirements of the others.

These workshops provide an excellent opportunity to learn, understand the new trends and technologies in reducing GHG emissions for the sector and network with the leaders in the industry. The next workshop will be held in Delhi in July 2014, exact date to be confirmed. Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to learn more about the project or if you wish to be included in the mailing list of future relevant events.

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