International industry body the World Cement Association (WCA) on May 11 launched its Climate Partnership programme to collaborate with nongovernmental organisations, think-tanks and sustainability-focused events providers as part of its continuing commitment to decarbonise the industry.
The partnership will enable knowledge sharing between the WCA and its climate partners, giving the cement industry a voice and platform outside of its traditional silos, as well as fostering new partnerships, collaborations and ideas between the industry, other hard-to-abate sectors and the wider climate movement.
“It is more important than ever to prioritise the decarbonisation of our industry. Our climate partners bring a wealth of valuable cross-sectoral knowledge and expertise that will benefit our members and give the wider cement industry a boost in taking real action to mitigate the climate crisis,” says WCA CEO Ian Riley.
Three organisations have already signed up to be climate partners, namely sustainable development organisation Climate Action, decarbonisation information organisation Decarb Connect and the Smart Surfaces Coalition.
“I’m pleased to count these three impressive organisations as our first climate partners and look forward to accelerating environmental and decarbonisation initiatives together, and exploring a range of ongoing initiatives,” Riley states.