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Low Carbon Routemap launched at Ecobuild

World Cement,

The Green Construction Board launched its Low Carbon Routemap today at Ecobuild in London. The routemap illustrates the policies and activities that are required to achieve the UK government target of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment vs 1990 levels by 2050. Furthermore, the Routemap sets out actions and KPIs that can be used to help meet the target and measure progress along the way. The Routemap covers operational carbon in buildings (except industrial), in infrastructure (excluding some transport infrastructure) and capital carbon – i.e. emissions arising from the production and manufacture of materials (in the UK and abroad), transport of materials and people, and related activities. (Full details can be found here.)

The UK’s Mineral Products Agency published its 2050 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Strategy last month, outlining the UK cement industry’s plans to cut carbon over the next few decades. The Strategy pinpoints actions that could reduce GHG emissions by 82% against a 1990 baseline, if carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology can be used. Without CCS, this target is revised to a 62% reduction.

Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui.

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