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Canada to participate in global cement and concrete decarbonization initiative

June 14, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff


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OTTAWA – The Canadian Government has announced its participation in the Cement and Concrete Breakthrough Priority Actions, a global effort to decarbonize the cement and concrete sectors.

These priority actions centre on five themes:

  • definitions, standards and certification
  • demand creation
  • collaboration, education, innovation and scale-up of existing technology
  • finance and investment
  • landscape coordination

“These priority actions are backed by numerous governments, all working toward the common goal of achieving near-zero emission cement, a product vital to the growth of global economies,” said Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne in a statement.

Canada’s participation in these actions follows its co-led launch of the Cement and Concrete Breakthrough initiative, alongside the United Arab Emirates, at COP28 in December of last year.

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Both initiatives comprise Canada’s Roadmap to Net-Zero Concrete by 2050 plan, developed alongside the Cement Association of Canada, which aims to eliminate more than 15 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.


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