Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Decarbonisation Pathways for the EU Cement Sector

In order to be in line with the Paris Agreement the EU has committed to achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 under the European Green Deal. This poses a challenge for some industry sectors, among them the cement sector. Mitigation efforts such as energy efficiency and a fuel switch are not enough for this sector to achieve carbon-neutrality. Most mitigation efforts target energy-related emissions, whereas process emissions will require an expansive roll-out of emerging technologies. This study by the NewClimate Institute aims to identify and analyze key emerging technologies and asses their potential through scenario analysis. Furthermore, it proposes a concept for accelerating mitigation ambition and offer high-level policy recommendations.


Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.