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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.

CEMBUREAU welcomes new President and Vice-President

Brussels 11 June 2013 - Mr Peter Hoddinott has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association's General Assembly held today in Vienna (Austria) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last year. He takes over from Mr Ignacio Madridejos. In addition, Mr Daniel Gauthier (Member of the HeidelbergCement Managing Board) has been elected as Vice-President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term.

The European Cement Industry - A Strategic Contributor to Europe's Future

Brussels 6 March 2013 – The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has today published a study, commissioned by CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, which outlines the competitiveness of the cement industry in Europe and its role in helping Europe to achieve its goals of developing a sustainable, resource efficient and innovative society.

CEMBUREAU – Cement industry within a low carbon economy

Brussels 9 July 2012 – CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, is in the process of developing a vision of a low carbon European cement industry for 2050 and beyond. With the aim of identifying how key stakeholders see the cement industry in the future, and in order for the industry to best identify and tackle future challenges, the Association has today launched a stakeholders’ consultation with the aim of obtaining feedback on their expectations vis-a-vis the cement sector.

EU carbon market: Competitiveness and legal predictability are essential

Brussels 14 November 2012 – CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, has taken note with great interest of the Commission’s Report on the state of the European carbon market, launched today. CEMBUREAU's further reflection and analysis of the report and its forthcoming contribution in the consultation will be strongly guided by the need to ensure that the cement industry can continue to plan long term investment in Europe, within a stable, consistent and predictable legal environment.

CEMBUREAU welcomes new Chief Executive

Brussels 2 July 2012 – CEMBUREAU is pleased to welcome Koen Coppenholle as the new Chief Executive of the Association. He takes over from Jean-Marie Chandelle who retired at the end of June.