While electric cars & solar panels might be sexier, decarbonizing concrete is equally important to a livable climate. Tune in as industry expert Chris Bataille explains.
Email President Biden and tell him to support green concrete in federal projects now.
Potential talking points
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Reduce concrete use in your home projects.
If you're considering a project that might typically use concrete like a driveway or foundation, looks for alternative materials and/or ways to use less concrete.
Here are a couple sources we found for idea material.
11 green building materials that are way better than concrete (inhabitat.com)
19 Concrete Alternatives That Save Money & the Planet - Worst Room
EU has announced its green industrial plan intended to counter the Inflation Reduction Act in the U.S. and reduce dependence on China.
According to Reuters, the bloc wants to ensure it has manufacturing capacity to meet 40% of its needs for equipment it requires to decarbonize like solar panels, wind turbines, heat pumps and batteries by 2030.
In addition, the plan intends to streamline the permitting process for green projects and lays out a goal of reaching 50 million tons of annual CO2 storage by 2030.
Factbox: What's in the EU's green industrial plan? | Reuters
2020 world concrete production
Concrete's non-climate environmental impact
The global carbon emissions from concrete production and passenger cars are roughly the same (both about 8%)
With urbanization, another 2.5 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2050.
Cement and concrete around the world (gccassociation.org)
How Much Does Mount Everest Weigh? Mass, Volume and Calculations - MountEverest.info
Concrete needs to lose its colossal carbon footprint (nature.com)
Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth | Cities | The Guardian
Why the world is running out of sand - BBC Future
Cars, planes, trains: where do CO2 emissions from transport come from? - Our World in Data
World’s population increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs