How do they match?

Climate protection by CO2 reduction and high-quality concrete –


The annual consumption of concrete worldwide is currently estimated at approximately 5 billion m3. Based on the forecasts of the International Energy Agency for worldwide cement consumption in 2050, this amount could increase to about 10 to 12 billion m3. These figures attest to the significance of concrete as construction material for social development in the world. The predicted amounts present a tremendous challenge – with a view to global climate protection, efficient utilization of natural resources, the technical quality of concrete as construction product, and the construction...

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