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Eurobrief May 2016
In this issue
Responsible solutions to Europe's housing and infrastructure challenges?
New EU data shows 0.4% decrease in greenhouse gases emissions
Trends in CO2 emissions from the global steel and cement industries
The French cement industry reaffirms its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions
Is biomass the answer to achieving EU climate and energy security goals?
Doubling the renewable energy share by 2030 has the potential to save 4+ million lives annually, study says
The Resources Commission of the German Environment Agency releases Scientific Opinion on resource efficiency in Europe
ECHA releases report on the costs and benefits of REACH restriction dossiers
European Commission Roadmap for the REACH REFIT evaluation now available
EU proposes better workers' protection from cancer-causing chemicals
Experts ask for better integration of land use impacts across EU policies
Increased resource efficiency could cut global emissions by 74%, says UNEP
WEF report calls on construction industry stakeholders to embrace technology innovations
CEMBUREAU responds to European Commission survey on "A sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020"
CEMBUREAU responds to consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals
European Commission releases comprehensive TTIP impact assessment
European Commission high level round table on low carbon innovation
EU Sustainable Energy Week
Smart Consumers And Smart Buildings: The Active Role Of Buildings In A Transforming Energy System
Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building
Socio-economic Analysis In Applications For Authorisation And Restrictions Under Reach
Cemtech 25th Anniversary Conference And Exhibition
CEMBUREAU press releases
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European Cement Production Records Moderate Growth At +0.9%

Brussels, 14 June 2016 – According to the latest figures available, European cement production recorded a moderate growth of 0.9% in 2015, compared to the previous year. This translates into 248 million tonnes of cement in the CEMBUREAU Member countries1. When put into a global context, of the 4.6 billion tonnes produced, CEMBUREAU members accounted for 5.4%. China remained the world’s largest cement producing country, accounting for just over 51% of global production.

Position papers
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CEMBUREAU responds to construction sector fitness check

On 22 June 2016, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Consultation linked to the Fitness Check for the construction sector. Concerning EU legislation which applies to consturction products, the Association highlighted that the both the Ecodesign Design Directive and the Construction Products Regulation have a very similar scope and implementation rules.

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Carbon costs pass-through in the European cement industry

In the context of the debate on the future of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), one of the issues on the table is the ability (or not) of a sector to pass on to their customers additional costs arising from to the purchasing of CO2 allowances.