A striking growth of CO2 emissions from the global cement industry driven by new facilities in emerging countries

Maps of global cement plants worldwide. (a) CO2 emissions and (b) age distribution as of 2019 by plant clinker capacity.
Trends in CO2 emissions from the global cement industry by region during 1990–2019.

Global industrialization and urbanization processes enabled a diverse cement production boom over the past three decades, as cement is the most important building construction material. Consequently, the cement industry is the second-largest industrial CO2 emitter (∼25% of global industrial CO2 emissions) globally.

The past three decades have witnessed a soaring emission increase by 1.9 times of ... 

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