26 August 2021
TERI and GCCA India to work together on sustainability in the Indian cement and concrete sectors
New Delhi, India – 17th August 2021 – The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) India today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). under which the two aim to facilitate and accelerate sustainable development of the cement and concrete sectors, including their value chain partners across India.
GCCA India focuses on advancing sustainable construction while demonstrating industrial sustainable leadership in Indian cement and concrete manufacturing. The organisation leads the industry’s drive to carbon neutrality by 2050 in line with global climate targets, as well as the Low Carbon Technology Roadmap. Under the MoU, TERI will provide its domain expertise and knowledge to support GCCA India’s work to achieve sustainability in the Indian cement and concrete sector.
The collaboration will see TERI’s involvement in GCCA India work programs while GCCA India and its members will support TERI’s projects on technology innovation, energy efficiency enhancement, and resource efficiency implementation.
“The demand for cement & concrete will only increase in the decades to come due to population growth and urbanisation. Therefore, reducing CO2 emissions in the cement and concrete industry is critically important,” said Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Chair, GCCA India.
“Working with stakeholders across sectors and with civil society will be essential to achieving our sustainability goals – our MoU with TERI will bring world-class expertise, resources, and research that will be invaluable to our industry’s drive to carbon neutrality,” He added.
“The Indian cement and concrete industry has made significant reductions to its carbon emissions in recent years. We are excited to work with GCCA India and its membership to accelerate the decarbonisation of the sector and improving sustainable development.” Said Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute.
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About GCCA India
Launched in January 2018, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is a dedicated advocacy platform, with the authority to speak on behalf of the cement and concrete sectors.The GCCA aims to foster innovation throughout the construction value chain in collaboration with industry associations as well as architects, engineers, innovators and is dedicated to developing and strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction.
GCCA launched its first country office in India (GCCA India) in July 2019 to work with Indian cement companies to drive sustainability and innovation projects. The purpose of GCCA India is to identify actions and facilitate steps for cement & concrete companies to accelerate progress towards sustainable development. GCCA India is operating from Mumbai and is supported by GCCA global as well as Indian cement & concrete companies.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is an independent, multi-dimensional organisation, with capabilities in research, policy, consultancy, and implementation. It has pioneered conversations and action in the energy, environment, climate change, and sustainability space for over four decades.
The institute’s research and research-based solutions have had a transformative impact on industry and communities. Headquartered in New Delhi, it has regional centres and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji, and Nainital, supported by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, sociologists, economists and engineers, and state-of-the-art infrastructure.