Cement elite endorse Climate Convention carbon-reporting codification


Members of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) under the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) concur with formal adoption of the United Nations-crafted Paris Agreement, under which signatory countries pursue long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures. A threshold crossed earlier this fall—where more than 50 percent of signatories took official action toward commitments affirmed at the December 2015 Conference of Parties in Paris—triggered last month’s commencement of GHG management protocols.

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Steel interests hone pitch on industry’s carbon footprint

Sources: World Steel Association (Worldsteel), Brussels; American Iron & Steel Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Based on five years of data collection methodology applied to 200 mills worldwide, a new ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard eases calculation of carbon dioxide emission intensity from iron and steel production.

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