Government of Canada and Cement Association of Canada launch Roadmap to Net-Zero Carbon Concrete by 2050

By Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Cision Newswire
November 9, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada

SASKATOON, SK — The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, along with Marie Glenn, Chair of the Board of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) and VP Enterprise Strategy at Ash Grove Cement Inc., and Adam Auer, President and CEO of the CAC, released the Roadmap to Net-Zero Carbon Concrete by 2050. Concrete is the most used building material on the planet, and the cement needed to make that concrete accounts for 7% of global CO2 emissions and about 1.5% of Canada’s. With support and collaboration from the Government of Canada and partners across the construction value chain, Canada’s cement and concrete industry is poised to achieve, through this partnership, the elimination of more than 15 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions cumulatively by 2030, followed by ongoing reductions of over 4 million tonnes annually from the production of cement and concrete in Canada.

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