Achieving net-zero emissions means our economy either emits no greenhouse gas emissions or offsets its emissions. We are committed to supporting a nation-wide transformation of the Canadian concrete industry to be Net-Zero by 2050. Positioning Canada's cement and concrete industry as a global leader in the production of, and technologies related to, low-carbon and concrete. Concrete Alberta is proud to be associated with this partnership to promote greener concrete.
Net-zero is our shared commitment.
Roadmap to Net-Zero Carbon Concrete by 2050
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada in collaboration with the Cement Association of Canada has released the Roadmap to Net-Zero Carbon Concrete by 2050, which provides guidance on the technologies, tools and policies necessary to reach the goal of net-zero concrete in Canada.
To achieve these targeted reductions, the Government of Canada and the Cement Association of Canada developed an Action Plan to 2030 with specific measures centered on achieving three main outcomes:
Drive Canadian market development by creating the market conditions needed for the industry to adapt to a net-zero economy.
Drive innovation and transition within industry throughout the full value chain by increasing support for the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies.
Position Canada as a world leader in the production, adoption and export of low-carbon cement and concrete products and technologies through the pursuit of new export opportunities and international collaboration
The Cement Association of Canada released Concrete Zero, Canada’s cement and concrete industry action plan to ensure we achieve carbon emissions reduction goals by making cement net-zero by 2050.
Concrete is one of the most highly consumed commodities globally, second only to water. The active ingredient of concrete is cement, the binding agent that holds it together. The cement sector is the world’s third-largest industrial energy consumer and the second-largest industrial CO2 emitter. It represents about 7% of CO2 emissions globally and about 1.4% of Canada’s emissions so cutting our emissions will have a big effect.
Two years after the launch of its Concrete Future 2050 Roadmap for net-zero concrete, Global Cement and Concrete Association released their Cement Industry Net Zero Progress Report that highlights the key progress we have made across a number of areas – from emissions reductions, to innovation, policy and nature, as well as showcasing our growing collaborations.