CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRY AMBITION FOR NET ZERO BY 2050

In a released statement, the Cement & Concrete industry has declared its ambition to deliver net zero carbon cement and concrete to Australian society by 2050.

Concrete is the world’s most widely used building and construction material and is vital to securing a resilient built environment that is sustainable for life. With demand for durable and sustainable housing as well as public infrastructure expected to rise strongly in response to population and economic growth, the demand for concrete will increase.

The release of this landmark statement reinforces that the industry recognises the challenges of climate change and outlines the industry’s commitment to work towards decarbonisation throughout the value chain, with a strong emphasis on technological, regulatory, structural, and behavioural change. Achieving these significant decarbonisation objectives will require changes to policy settings, material technology and design practices which can only be achieved through collaboration across the construction supply chain.

Climate Ambition Statement:

AUSTRALIA'S CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRIES RECOGNISE THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION.

OUR INDUSTRIES HOLD AN AMBITION TO REDUCE THEIR CO2 FOOTPRINT AND DELIVER SOCIETY WITH NET ZERO CARBON CONCRETE BY 2050.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORK ACROSS THE VALUE CHAIN TO DELIVER THIS IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY, WHOLE-OF-LIFE CONTEXT TO SUPPORT A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.