CANACEM – Mexico-FICEM 2030 Roadmap

The affiliates of Mexico’s National Cement Chamber (CANACEM, by its Spanish acronym) have been collaborating with the Inter-American Cement Federation (FICEM, by its Spanish Acronym) to develop the Mexico-FICEM 2030 Roadmap for the country’s industry, based on the Cement Sustainability Initiative and the International Energy Agency Roadmap.  

The Mexico-FICEM 2030 Roadmap outlines the global and national context regarding climate change and CO2 emissions, along with the country’s commitments to climate change mitigation including the achieved reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the last decades and the sector’s ambitions to further reduce said emissions towards 2030.  

Together with the technologies utilized and projected to be used for this purpose such as improving thermal and electrical efficiency, diminishing the clinker to cement ratio, transitioning to alternative fuels, and equipment modernization are some of the strategies considered for completing the objectives defined in the Roadmap. Such technologies are based on the techniques for CO2 abatement contained within the papers released by the Cement Sustainability Initiative and the European Cement Research Academy.  

The actions and ambitions described in the Mexico-FICEM 2030 Roadmap are aligned with the UN’s 2030 Agenda and propose different conditioned and non-conditioned scenarios for the industry to assist with the goal of maintaining global temperature below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.  

This Roadmap establish the targets in the Mexican cement industry for the 2030. To achieve the objectives to reduce the effects of climate change is a shared responsibility, that compels not only on the industry but on the government and consumers. New public policies and market acceptance of environmentally friendly products are imperative to incite the shift of industry towards a more sustainable world.