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CEMBUREAU: EU-ETS proposal needs to incentivise best performers to create jobs, growth and innovation in Europe

Brussels, 15 July 2015: CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, has taken note of the Commission’s proposals on EU ETS post-2020 and will now proceed to a more in-depth analysis with a view to engaging in a constructive discussion with the Commission, European Parliament and Member States.

CEMBUREAU Q2 2015 report shows slowing GDP momentum across eu

Brussels 29 September 2015 – Published today, the latest CEMBUREAU Quarterly Economic Report highlights that although real GDP has continued to grow in Q2 2015, the momentum has slowed compared to the previous quarter (+0.4% vs +0.5%). In this respect, business and consumer confidence indicators have fallen slightly in Q2 but have remained steadily above 2014 levels since January 2015.

CEMBUREAU calls for truly Circular Economy

Brussels 9 July 2015 – CEMBUREAU has taken note of the European Parliament’s adoption of its ‘Own Initiative Report on Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy’. We welcome the Parliament’s support for a sustainable supply of materials from European sources, as well as the call for legal certainty and long term predictability. In addition, we recognise that a variety of voluntary resource-efficiency indicators which take into consideration the three pillars of sustainability will have a role to play in the circular economy.

CEMBUREAU welcomes new President and Vice President

Brussels 16 June 2015 - Mr Daniel Gauthier, CEO Western Europe-Africa and Member of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association's General Assembly held today in Oslo (Norway) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last two years. Mr Gonçalo Salazar Leite (CEO Secil) has been elected as Vice President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term.

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.