CEMBUREAU’s Net Zero Roadmap


CEMBUREAU’s Net Zero Roadmap

CEMBUREAU’s Net Zero Roadmap outlines the sector’s climate ambition along the cement and concrete value chain.    

To elaborate the roadmap, experts from the European cement industry have looked in detail at the role of key technologies at each stage of the value chain – clinker, cement, concrete, construction and concrete carbonation –. The roadmap quantifies each decarbonisation lever, looking at the challenges and opportunities of each technology, as well as technical feasibility.

The roadmap update looks at the progress achieved since the publication of CEMBUREAU’s carbon neutrality roadmap in May 2020.

In light of the significant decarbonisation projects ongoing throughout the EU industry, it revisits the sector’s ambition as follows:

  • By 2030, the roadmap projects a 37% reduction in CO2 emissions related to cement production, and 50% down the value chain.
  • By 2040, a  78% reduction on cement, and 93% down the value chain.
  • By 2050, the roadmap projects carbon neutral cement production in Europe, and looks at the potential to become carbon negative over the value chain.

The roadmap also highlights the key policy measures that are indispensable to meet this ambition, including:

  • The implementation of a watertight Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)
  • The ramping up financial support to support decarbonisation investments
  • The need for guaranteed access to affordable decarbonised energy, infrastructure and raw materials
  • The creation of lead markets for low carbon, circular products

READ the full Roadmap here.
READ the Executive Summary here.