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2030 climate and energy framework: CEMBUREAU concerned about targets

Brussels, 20 October 2014 – At its meeting of 23-24 October, the European Council will decide on the 2030 climate and energy framework, including targets for GHG emissions reduction, renewables and energy efficiency.

CEMBUREAU & Birdlife call for no changes to rules that protect European nature

The European Cement Association and BirdLife appeal to Jean-Claude Juncker: “Do not change the rules that protect European nature”. After the power grid operators, RGI, more businesses call for a change in Juncker’s mandate letter on the Environment. A joint press statement by Birdlife Europe and the European Cement Association, CEMBUREAU follows.

CEMBUREAU supports IUCN guide for managing biodiversity in cement & aggregates sector

IUCN, in collaboration with CEMBUREAU and other industry associations in the cement and aggregates sector, has launched a new guide to encourage companies to responsibly manage biodiversity throughout their operations.

CEMBUREAU calls for circular economy policy which ensures best overall environmental, social and economic outcomes

CEMBUREAU has taken note of the Commission’s proposal for a headline resource efficiency target. In CEMBUREAU’s view, the target fails to capture real resource efficiency improvements by adopting the weight-based Raw Material Consumption (RMC) as a proxy.

Concrete sector launches new initiative to tackle challenges of sustainable construction

Brussels, 27 May 2014: Today, the European concrete sector gathered in Brussels to launch The Concrete Initiative. Bringing together key stakeholders at EU level, the launch centered around a high level debate on sustainable construction.

A Concrete Initiative to tackle challenges of sustainable construction

Brussels, 27 March 2014: Today, EU stakeholders gathered in Brussels to discuss sustainable construction and the challenges which will need to be tackled in the years to come. Under the auspices of The Concrete Initiative, representatives from the European institutions, the wider construction industry, NGOs and civil society met to lay the foundations of future dialogue on this issue.

Waste Derived Fuels are not a candidate for End-of-Waste

Compliance with strict Waste law on clean air and on transboundary waste shipment must be ensured. European associations with a stake in waste management urge the European Commission to ensure that RDF (Refuse Derived Fuels) and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuels) from waste remain under the control of waste legislation. This is an essential requirement for the application of the strict emissions and monitoring rules set in EU air policy and Best Available Techniques for waste incineration and waste co-incineration. It is also central to the application of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, as are the necessary controls over the destination and where waste might end up as a feedstock.

Industrial Renaissance, Climate Change & Energy: CEMBUREAU supports predictable regulatory framework

Brussels 22 January 2014 – Today, the European Commission has published its Communication for an Industrial Renaissance as well as its 2030 Framework for Climate Change and Energy. CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, will study the documents in more detail in order to contribute constructively to the debate.

CEMBUREAU calls for cement sector to maintain carbon leakage status

Brussels 6 November 2013 – CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, has taken note of the recently published Carbon Leakage Evidence Project report, produced by Ecorys on behalf of the European Commission.

European cement industry presents five routes to a low carbon future!

Brussels 25 September 2013 – CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, has today unveiled its vision of what the cement industry could potentially achieve on the road to a low carbon economy of the future.