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“Vision: Net-zero carbon” for cement sector by 2050

Main image: Dr Dhiraj Rama, CCSA Industry Executive

The CCSA has noted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) position that parties should act to protect the climate system “on the basis of equality and in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities” based on Principle 7 of the Rio Declaration at the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

“In response, to comply with CCSA climate change commitments in line with the national NDC and Paris agreement, CCSA member companies aspire to net zero emission by 2050 with milestones informed by decarbonisation along a 1.5-degree trajectory. The key initial milestone will be set at 2030,” says Dr Dhiraj Rama, CCSA Industry Executive.

“The net zero target boundary is based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory target as per RSA GHG Technical Reporting Guidelines for the cement sector in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reporting framework,” Dr Rama stated.

Dr Rama will provide adequate support, direction and leadership to members and will also monitor progress at sector level. He says key matters to note include:

For further information, contact Dr Dhiraj Rama:
Email: dhiraj.rama@cemcon-sa.org.za

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