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British Colombia releases Climate Leadership Plan

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World Cement,

The Cement Association of Canada has congratulated the province of British Colombia on the release of its Climate Leadership Plan, which lays the foundation for industries to play a major role in assisting the government in meeting its 2050 targets.

The cement industry welcomes the commitment of the BC government to mandate the use of Portland-Limestone Cement in concrete used in the construction of public infrastructure projects. Such a commitment will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10%, compared to the use of regular Portland cement. The plan encourages industries to look at new technologies and innovations for the built environment, with a focus on energy efficient buildings, infrastructure upgrades and less waste to landfills.

“With today's release of the B.C. Climate Leadership Plan, the Province of British Columbia has laid out a framework to work collaboratively with individuals, local governments, business and industry in finding ways to address climate change,” said Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada. “The cement industry in British Columbia is a leader in innovation. Our development and use of a lower greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity cement, Portland-Limestone cement, reduces GHG emissions by 10 percent. This is just one example of our commitment to help address climate change, and we look forward to engaging the province in keeping our industry competitive while fostering further innovation to lower our environmental footprint.”

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