The World Cement Association (WCA) unveiled a Climate Partnership program, under which it will collaborate with organizations such as NGOs, thinktanks and sustainability-focused events providers, as part of its continuing Climate and Environment commitment.
Three organizations have already signed up to be climate partners: Climate Action, Decarb Connect and Smart Surfaces Coalition.
“It’s more important than ever to prioritize the decarbonization of our industry. Our climate partners bring a wealth of valuable cross-sectoral knowledge and expertise that will benefit our members and give the wider cement industry a boost in taking real action to mitigate the climate crisis,” said Ian Riley, chief executive officer of WCA. “I’m particularly pleased to count these three impressive organizations as our first climate partners and look forward to accelerating environmental and decarbonization initiatives together and exploring a range of ongoing initiatives.”
The program enables knowledge sharing between WCA and its climate partners, giving the cement industry a voice and platform outside of its traditional silos, as well as fostering new partnerships, collaborations and ideas between the industry, other hard-to-abate sectors and the wider climate movement.