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The global cement industry says yes to climate protection

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Ralitza Soultanova

The World Cement Association (WCA) presented its WCA Climate Change Action Plan in London on 05.12.2018. The aim of the cement plants organized in the WCA is to make a concerted contribution to the objectives of the Paris Agreement in order to keep the global temperature rise well below two degrees. Bernard Mathieu, Director of the WCA Climate Programme, explained to us what measures should be taken to achieve this.How many cement companies with what total cement capacity are organized in the WCA?

The World Cement Association (WCA) was founded in London in 2016 with the aim of representing the cement industry and its stakeholders on a global basis with a single voice.

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How Cement is made

Cement is a fine grey powder that is mixed with gravel, sand, and water to form concrete, the most widely used construction material in the world.  Cement and supplementary cementing materials (SCMs) are the critical ingredients that lock sand and gravel together into an inert concrete matrix.