WCA Becomes Knowledge Partner of Decarb Connect

London, 6th September 2020 –The World Cement Association announced today its Knowledge Partnership with Decarb Connect, an organisation which supports the scale and acceleration of industrial decarbonisation.

“Under these challenging and uncertain circumstances, it’s more important than ever to collaborate with a wide range of organisations and individuals for mutual benefit by sharing expertise, building relationships in other sectors and supporting industry around the world,” said Ian Riley, CEO at WCA. “We’re therefore especially pleased with this partnership as it will give us the opportunity to connect with decarbonisation leaders in other fields that need to approach the path to net-zero, and explore a range of ongoing initiatives.”

Decarb Connect’s goal is to help drive the most energy-intensive sectors, those with complex challenges to solve, such as the cement industry, towards decarbonisation. It provides access to hard-to-reach information in terms of introductions and solutions, and facilitates network relationships across the industry.

Ian Riley is also speaking at the 2021 Decarb Connect Digital Festival, sharing evidence-based strategies and road maps that will encourage and inspire all stakeholders to lead in the net-zero challenge.

“Our mission is to help hard to abate sectors accelerate industrial decarbonisation decisions and deployments. Through the digital festival and network our goal is to shine a light on the international projects and strategies that are already achieving results in energy intensive sectors like cement and aggregates,” said Alex Cameron, founder and CEO of Decarb Connect. “Right from the start, WCA has been supportive of our plans and it’s clear that their commitment to helping their worldwide membership deliver on carbon commitments makes them an ideal partner. We really look forward to partnering with them and ensuring that members reap the benefits.”

Knowledge Partners support not only the goals of the Decarb Connect Digital Festival, but also contribute content of the event. This is a global initiative aiming to accelerate the strategies and solution that will fast track the decarbonisation of the toughest-to-abate sectors. WCA's members will also benefit from special ticket pricing and are secure in the knowledge that they have an advocate representing their views within the wider Decarb Connect programme.