Cement, confronting ecological responsibility and economic imperatives

published in May 2011
The cement industry emits high levels of CO2, yet it is essential for the rapid economic development of developing countries. How can the industry curb its climate impact, and how can development institutions help it to do so?
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As the 21st century gets underway, development institutions are facing a major moral dilemma. Should they be supporting a cement sector that produces such significant amounts of CO2 when their core mission is to combat climate change?
It is a question that is troubling the development world, yet it must be asked - and debated. It is this tricky problem that is the focus of this tenth issue of Private Sector & Development.
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