The Cement Association of Canada soon will release an action plan to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by the end of this decade and produce net-zero concrete by 2050.
The Canadian plan comes about a year after the Global Cement and Concrete Association released its blueprint last October. In the United States, the Portland Cement Association released a similar plan that focuses on raw materials in cement, optimizing concrete mixes, renewable fuels and other factors.

“The roadmap will be focused on how the industry, both the concrete and cement side of the industry, can work collaboratively with government and all of the policy and other levers that it has, to help overcome challenges and barriers to net-zero and create a policy, regulatory and market landscape, that pulls us toward that goal,” CAD President and CEO Adam Auer told the Daily Commercial News.

The Canadian plan centers around the cement and concrete industry’s acceleration of decarbonization measures. It also calls upon designers, contractors, developers and specifiers to make carbon-neutral projects a priority while outlining policies, investments and support needed from governments at all levels.

Learn more about how National Precast Concrete Association members are committed sustainability at NPCA’s Sustainability page.