Cement Americas

SUM 2019

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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www.cementamericas.com • Summer 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 5 CEMENTSCOPE an unfinished draft version of the updated FEIR due to pres- sure from the community and applicants. Furthermore, numerous agencies, including the Califor- nia Department of Justice, Bay Area Air Quality Manage- ment District and California State Lands Commission, issued letters of concerns about the project over the past two years. VMT co-owner Alan Varela told local news outlet KPIX 5 that the company decided to drop the proposal because the process has taken too long and it was time to look for other opportunities. He would not say what options they're considering to replace the cement plant proposal. WCA Announces World Cement Conference in Shanghai The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that its annual conference will be held in China for the first time, this year. The WCA World Cement Conference will take place Sept. 9-11 in Shanghai, and will focus on "Innovation for a Sustainable Industry." This year 's theme acknowledges the rapidly growing awareness of climate change risks among investors, finan- ciers and society at large, and the need for the cement industry to more effectively embrace decarbonization. "It's been clear for some time that climate change is going to be the defining issue for the cement sector over the next decade," said Norman Greig, secretary general of the WCA. "And this challenge is one we can't tackle alone: we must work collectively and collaboratively to raise standards, fur- ther innovation and make real progress toward a low-car- bon future, together." The WCA's international cement conference is the lead- ing forum for presentation and discussion of the sector's most pressing technical and sustainability issues, attracting industry leaders from all over the world. Delegates will be hosted at the Jinmao Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai to share best practice, hear the latest thinking

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