Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

TLDR:

Ecocem’s ACT low carbon cement technology has been selected to showcase at The Buildings and Climate Global Forum in Paris. This technology, with a European Technical Assessment, aims to decarbonize the cement industry by 70% and aligns with the goal of achieving a 1.5°C decarbonization trajectory. The forum, co-organized by the French government and UNEP, provides a platform for stakeholders to commit to decarbonization and climate change resilience in the building sector.

Article Summary:

Ecocem’s ACT low carbon cement technology has been chosen to be showcased at The Buildings and Climate Global Forum, co-organized by the French government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This event, following the successful launch of the Buildings Breakthrough at COP28, aims to make near-zero-emission and resilient buildings the new norm by 2030.

The forum provides a unique opportunity for government officials, construction sector leaders, and stakeholders to transform the way buildings are constructed and achieve a 1.5°C decarbonization trajectory as per the 2015 Paris Agreement. Ecocem’s ACT technology, with a European Technical Assessment, is a scalable breakthrough cement technology that aims to decarbonize the cement production by 70%.

Donal O’Riain, Founder and Managing Director at Ecocem, emphasizes the urgency of deep decarbonization in construction materials, with cement production being responsible for almost 8% of global CO2 emissions. The ACT technology can decarbonize the cement sector on a trajectory consistent with 1.5°C of global warming, making it the first major industry sector to achieve this feat.

The forum aims to mobilize global efforts to achieve decarbonization and climate change resilience in the building sector, with a focus on endorsing a common declaration outlining shared principles and cooperation frameworks. Stakeholders of the building sector are invited to make specific commitments to support the forum’s ambition.