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Climate action for the cement industry to be discussed in Paris

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The World Cement Association (WCA) has released details of participants at the WCA Global Climate Change Forum (GCCF). The GCCF will take place in Paris at the end of June and aims to address the environmental challenges currently facing the cement industry.

“The cement industry is at a crossroads and it needs a renewed energy and sense of purpose in order to take greater initiative in fighting climate change,” said Bernard Mathieu, Director of the WCA Climate Programme. “With these international high-level experts, we can look forward to a stimulating discussion on how to find news ways to tackle this planet’s biggest issues.”

In addition to CEOs and leaders from the WCA’s member companies, experts from the International Energy Agency, the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the International Finance Corp., the World Green Building Council, the EPFL University of Lausanne, and Cementis will attend the event.

WCA President and Chairman of CNBM Zhiping Song will kick off the event on 28 June with an opening address, followed by expert discussions that focus on how the cement industry can contribute to tacking climate change.The discussions will be followed by a review of the priorities for joint action and the presentation of the WCA Climate Change Roadmap, which will be developed by WCA member CEOs and leaders in a separate meeting.

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