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Cement & Its Environmental Impact

The cement industry one of the largest carbon dioxide emitters in the world. CarbonBrief provides an excellent summary of why cement emissions matter.

"If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world.

In 2015, it generated around 2.8bn tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 8% of the global total – a greater share than any country other than China or the US.

Cement use is set to rise as global urbanisation and economic development increases demand for new buildings and infrastructure. Along with other parts of the global economy, the cement industry will need to dramatically cut its emissions to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals. However, only limited progress has been made so far."

Read more of this comprehensive article by Jocelyn Timperley of CarbonBrief, here.




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