CECE is tackling decarbonisation

CECE is tackling decarbonisation through a dedicated task force.
Materials / January 25, 2024 1 minute Read
By Guy Woodford
Recycled materials are playing an important role in reducing the carbon profile of construction – image © courtesy of Mike Woof

CECE (Committee for Construction Equipment) has held the first meeting of its Decarbonisation Task Force (CO2TF). The CO2TF counts about 29 members working for various original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and representing their national trade associations.

This new working group will build upon the CECE decarbonisation position paper of 2021 and, primarily its four-pillar approach. Focusing on CECE's strategic orientation on sustainability matters, the CO2TF will not carry out any technical regulatory work to avoid overlapping with the work of CECE Project Teams (PTs). The CO2TF takes over from the former High-Level Group on CO2 (HLCO2), which ceases its functions.

Furthermore, the CO2TF will leverage the expertise of its members to consolidate the CECE Matrix of alternative fuels for construction equipment in keeping with the principle of technological neutrality. The CO2TF will also deal with areas such as low or net zero CO2 enablers and research existing practices of Product Carbon Footprint calculation.

Against the backdrop of the 2024 European Parliament elections campaign, the CO2TF will contribute input to the CECE Manifesto and develop follow-up advocacy work on establishing the new European Commission for 2024-2029.

The CO2TF Chair and Vice-Chair have yet to be appointed. The CO2TF will meet at least twice a year, whether online, in person, or a hybrid format.

CECE members wishing to attend its next online meeting on 29 February are asked to send a message to [email protected]

CECE is the recognised organisation representing and promoting European construction equipment and related industries, co-ordinating the views of National Associations and their members by influencing European/National Institutions and other organisations worldwide to achieve a fair, competitive environment via harmonised standards and regulations.

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