News

Industry seeks clarity on sectoral emissions cuts

Geneva, 5 November 2009

ENDS Europe Daily, 5 November 2009 - There is still "enormous confusion" over sectoral approaches to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, with many developing countries opposing them for fear that they will lead to back-door emission caps, according to the WBSCD's Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).

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Quarry rehabilitation: How companies are restoring ecosystems and enhancing biodiversity

Geneva, 9 September 2009

To show how the benefits of effective quarry rehabilitation can outweigh the long-term costs to the cement companies and to the natural environment and local communities, the WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) has collected case studies from its member companies that highlight responsible rehabilitation activities.

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Recycling concrete: towards “zero landfill”

Geneva, 15 July 2009

A new report by the WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) argues that recycling concrete reduces natural resource exploitation and waste going to landfill. It asks for an ultimate goal of “zero landfill” of concrete.

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Cement companies reduce climate impacts by slowing CO₂ emissions growth, new data shows

Geneva, 30 June 2009

The WBCSD’s CSI, representing the collective effort of 18 leading cement companies from around the world, released the report “Cement Industry Energy and CO₂ Performance: ‘Getting the Numbers Right’”.

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Managing cement’s CO₂ emissions: a sectoral approach

Geneva, 4 June 2009

The WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) released the results of an economic and policy modeling project designed to improve understanding of the impacts of different carbon policies on emissions reductions, global trade and regional market shares in the cement sector.

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Technology Roadmap under development with IEA

29 April 2009

The technology roadmap is based on a set of technology papers prepared for the WBCSD CSI by ECRA, and available here from June 2009.

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Climate Action

15 December 2008

Effective and transparent monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions are key to climate protection. The CSI has made steady progress over the past eight years with consistent reductions in emissions intensity, i.e. reducing CO2 emissions per tonne of cement produced.

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