Cooperate on Cement Sector Best Practice
Industrial emissions account for approximately 40% of Chinese greenhouse gas emissions. Their main sources are the production of steel and cement for infrastructure and construction. Significant mitigation potential and economic growth can be realised through efficiency gains and technological innovation. Against this backdrop, the project cooperates with the cement sector as part of the Cooperation on Sectoral Best Practice work stream. The Chinese cement industry does not only hold high mitigation potential, the persisting efficiency gap in process- and energy-related emissions is also a shared concern of China and the EU. Thus, the sector has been selected as a focal sector for identifying proven carbon reduction measures. In an initial discussion between Chinese and German experts, the needs of the former have been identified and will serve as the basis for future activities. Cooperation with further sectors is planned over the course of the project period.