The World Cement Association is calling upon cement companies in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to take action, as the world’s attention is set on decarbonisation efforts in the region in light of upcoming COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt and 2023’s COP28 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The WCA is the original international cement association and represents the cement industry and its stakeholders. Corporate Members are cement producers and have equal rights regardless of size or nationality. It connects members across the world and provides practical help to improve competitiveness and sustainability.
All eyes are on the commitments and actions of the region’s oil and gas sector; however, cement manufacturing in Mena region is also significant, making up around 15% of the world’s total production.
The first steps are being made, with the UAE, India, UK, Canada and Germany launching the Industry Deep Decarbonisation Initiative at COP26 in 2021.