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LafargeHolcim and COP21

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LafargeHolcim is actively participating at the climate change conference in Paris this month. The group is involved with the World Business Council for Sustainabile Development’s Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiatives (LCTPi), through which it is supporting the launch of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction during COP21’s Building Day. This initiative, currently led by France and UNEP, aims at mobilising stakeholders (State and non-State actors) to collaborate beyond COP21 to achieve a greater scale of actions in the buildings and construction sectors.

LafargeHolcim is also making its own commitments to contribute to meeting the 2°C warming threshold, including cutting net CO2 emissions by 40%/t of cement by 2030 against 1990 levels. The group plans to find solutions to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions at all stages of the production process, through channels such as:

  • Process mastery.
  • Energy efficiency measures.
  • Reduction of clinker content in cement.
  • Use of alternative energy sources.

Beyond these measures, LafargeHolcim is also focused on energy efficiency in buildings and is pushing for an integrated design and collaboration along the entire construction lifecycle, addressing:

  • Awareness, making the need for and ways to achieve energy efficiency known to all stakeholders.
  • Workforce capacity, developing holistic thinking and enhancing skills among construction professionals.
  • Policy and Regulation, as far as codes, labelling and incentives are concerned
  • Finance and Investing, finding adequate financing models and creating transparency on the business case.

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