Roadmap Endorsements

Our roadmap has received support from several stakeholders around the world, from the UN through to the world’s largest architecture firms.

António Guterres, Secretary-General, UN

Three quarters of the infrastructure that will exist in 2050 has yet to be built. The United Nations stands ready to support you in accelerating the transformation of your industry. Let us together lay the foundations for a world of health and prosperity for all. I invite all cement companies to join this vital endeavour.

Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action COP26

Great to see GCCA and its members launch this ambitious agenda. This comes at the right time as we mobilise global support across all industry sectors to deliver real progress in the race to zero emissions. No sector can do this alone but if we all stand up together, support each other and demonstrate bold leadership, then we can ensure a green recovery in which “clean” and “growth” go hand in hand. We need to see action now – to ensure the health and prosperity of people and planet for now and future generations.

Diane Hoskins, co-CEO of Gensler (the world’s largest architecture firm)

“We are now facing global climate challenges in the built environment, from the raw materials supply chain crisis to the challenge of carbon elimination; from construction procedures to the lack of green technology investments in developing countries. It is critical and urgent that we come together across the full built environment value chain. From the building material we will use, to the efficient design and construction practices, and to the circular economy principles we can adopt – such as reuse and recycle – this full scale collaboration will ensure that, together, we can build the sustainable world of tomorrow.”

Peter Bakker, President and CEO World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD commends the launch of the 2050 Climate Ambition by the cement and concrete sector and we will actively support companies in this sector to engage with the full value chain to decarbonise the built environment as a system. As this ambition statement highlights, it is critical to foster dialogue and collaboration with investors, developers, architects and construction companies to drive the demand for low-carbon solutions and achieve a net-zero built environment.

Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management in the U.S. Department of Energy

“The cement and concrete industry has a crucial role to play in an industrial transformation which is essential to achieving our net-zero goals.  They are leading efforts to further expand and accelerate emission reductions, both globally and at the national level.  But industry can’t do it alone.  Government has a critical role to play, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with the cement and concrete industry to reduce emissions and decarbonise a critical economic sector.”

Anthony Hobley, Executive Director, WEF’s Mission Possible Platform

Ambitious business and industry action led leadership is vital to achieving the climate targets that the world needs to survive and thrive. We know that concrete is so important to many of the challenges humanity faces but we also know it needs to be delivered more sustainably. We are delighted by the important step of articulating the ambition for carbon neutral concrete.

Business For Nature – Eva Zabey, Executive Director

“It’s fantastic to see the cement and concrete industry taking such leadership to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises. Accelerating emissions reductions and investing in protecting, restoring, and sustainably managing land and nature are crucial.  We need to work together, in partnership, across industries and borders, to scale and speed up the action needed to live within planetary boundaries.

Matt Rogers, CEO, MPP 

“Our work is progressing well, and we look forward to releasing a detailed pathway to net-zero cement and concrete in the coming months. MPP’s collaboration with GCCA members sends a clear signal on behalf of this industry’s most ambitious companies that momentum is building to decarbonise this important sector. Our Sector Transition Strategy (STS) will turn widely shared ambition into action, mapping a transition pathway that is operationally relevant and industry-backed. We know how to reduce emissions, starting with deploying resources and technology that are available today. The imperative is to act now, in this decade. Working with industry, customers, supply chains and finance, our collaboration will deliver the clear thinking, policy reform and near-term action to make net zero viable.”