Concrete/CemenT

Concrete Action for Climate (CAC)

We are helping to coordinate global climate action and innovation in the cement and concrete industry. We aim to stimulate demand for low-carbon products, ensure appropriate financing and public policy are in place for the transition, and enlarge the circle of progressive companies committing to net-zero targets.

3rd

largest industrial energy consumer

7%

of yearly global human-made CO2 emissions

2nd

most used material on Earth

Our Approach

With a focus on cross-industry and multistakeholder collaboration, we are working to:

  • Ensure the supply and manufacturing of cement and concrete are in line with global climate goals
  • Increase demand for low-carbon cement and concrete by helping design and advocate for appropriate policy levers
  • Use a circular approach of land stewardship, effective design, material efficiency, reuse, and recycling to maximise the potential benefits of cement and concrete while minimising climate impacts

Our Goals

  • Double down on coalition-building efforts across the built environment value chain
  • Launch a sector transition strategy for net-zero cement and concrete, with a clear set of policy asks
  • Facilitate increased use of wastes and by-products as alternative fuels and raw materials, as well as increased reuse of concrete and use of demolished concrete
  • Drive private- and public-sector demand for sustainable cement and concrete
  • Establish metrics for resilience of buildings and infrastructure

Join Us

For more information or to engage in our work, please contact: [email protected]