Three technologies to reduce climate change: Why cement production between now and 2030 matters to all humanity, and what we can do about it
At least 8% of global emissions caused by humans come from the cement industry alone.
Currently, the reduction of emissions from cement relies on new Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage technology that will reach scale in the period from 2040 to 2050. Until then, emissions from cement production will continue for another 20 years.
Technologies that reduce the use of clinker, improve the process of cement production, and reduce the use of concrete can potentially reduce carbon emissions from cement production in the period from now to 2030.