Brussels 14 December 2016 - The cement sector is deeply worried about the amendments to be submitted for vote tomorrow in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, which foresee in an introduction of a Border Adjustment Measure (BAM) with the loss of free allowances for the cement sector in Phase IV of EU ETS, starting in 2020.
On 6 October 2016, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation on a common framework of core indicators for the environmental performance of buildings. In its response, CEMBUREAU indicated that it would not be appropriate to narrow the life cycle stage boundaries, nor the building component scope, as laid out in existing standards. Furthermore, in order to provide accurate tracking information, the indicators should cover performance both at design and post-occupation stages.
According to the latest data available, an estimated 4.6 billion tonnes (Bt) of cement were produced worldwide in 2015 – 6.3% more than in 2014, which recorded a global production of 4.3Bt. The CEMBUREAU region accounted for 5.4% of 2015 global production, which is slightly less than in 2014.
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