- Lafarge Tarmac has committed to the Infrastructure Carbon Review, which aims to lower carbon emissions from UK infrastructure projects.
- As part of the new 2014 – 20 National Plan to Cope With Climate Change, the Chinese government will limit carbon dioxide emissions from the steel and cement industries.
- The Global CCS Institute has released a new report entitled ‘The Global Status of CCS: 2014’.
- The IPCC’s Synthesis Report has found that the effects of climate change can be limited if stringent action is taken, and that global economic growth will not be strongly affected by mitigation measures.
Health and safety
- MPA hosts Health & Safety Conference and Awards 2014. The theme of this year’s event was “Reducing Harm through Leadership & Workforce Engagement”.
- Elaina Harvey, protective clothing and Nomex® specialist at DuPont, offers expert guidance on heat and flame protective clothing.
- Hope Construction Materials recognised for impressive health and safety performance.
World Cement’s November 2014 issue is now available!
The latest issue of World Cement is now available for subscribers to download. Non-subscribers can also take a look at a preview of the issue. Topics covered include pyroprocessing, process control and automation, materials handling, crushing, grinding and additives, a regional report on the Middle East and North Africa, as well as health and safety. Some highlights from the issue can also be read online:
- Logistics optimisation.
- Committing to environmental improvements.
- Prioritising employee health.
- Cement factsheet: Middle East and North Africa.
This week’s not to be missed articles…
- Italian Prime Minister switches on the new kiln at the Rezzato cement plant.
- PPC increases stake in Habesha Cement.
Written by Louise Fordham
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/africa-middle-east/07112014/cement-news-highlights-3-7-november-2014-817/