Climate Partnerships

As part of WCA’s continuing Climate and Environment commitment, as well as providing value-added services for its members, we have formed ongoing Climate Partnerships with organisations such as NGOs, thinktanks and events providers. This will allow knowledge sharing between WCA and our Climate Partner, giving the cement industry a voice and platform outside of its traditional silos, as well as fostering new partnerships, collaborations and ideas between our industry, other hard-to-abate sectors and the wider climate movement.

If you are interested in becoming a WCA Climate Partner, or would like to contact or collaborate with one of our Partners, please contact Natalija Jovasevic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


Our Climate Partners

Climate Action

Climate Action is an organisation which establishes and builds partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’. This is achieved by providing a global media and events platform across which stakeholders can share knowledge, technologies and expertise, and identify innovative solutions to the challenges faced by climate change and a growing population. Events include a range of topical Summits, the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside the COPs and Sustainable Investment Forums. 

Key Areas of Expertise: 

  1. Events and Speaker Connections
  2. Industry and Energy Transitions
  3. Sustainable Investment and Climate Finance

Climate Action for Associations (CAFA)

Climate Action for Associations (CAFA) is a not-for-profit collective, convening professional and trade associations, institutes, societies, clubs and other independent bodies from all around the world to come together to accelerate climate action.

CAFA supports membership organisations take action internally, and deliver climate action and sustainability support to members.

Key Areas of Expertise:

  1. Guidance, information, solutions & learning
  2. Peer to peer network
  3. Sustainable partnerships

Decarb Connect

Decarb Connect works to support those driving decarbonisation in the most energy-intensive sectors, brokering access to hard-to-reach information and facilitating network relationships – all with the goal of accelerating decarbonisation. They work closely with their cross-industry advisors and research contacts to find out what is most needed in terms of introductions, information and solutions, also provide access to content, stories and voices not generally ‘on the circuit’. As well as industry relevant events Decarb Connect offers member networks, meet-ups and data. 

Key Areas of Expertise:

  1. Hard to Abate Sectors
  2. Cross-Industry Collaborations and Information
  3. Events and Speaker Connections

Smart Surfaces Coalition

The Smart Surfaces Coalition is committed to the rapid, cost-effective global adoption of smart surfaces to enable cities to thrive despite climate threats, save cities billions of dollars, create jobs, decrease heat, reduce flood risk, slow global warming, and improve city livability, health, and equity.

Currently, the vast majority of roofs, roads, pavements, and other public spaces are built with dark, non-porous materials that absorb heat and radiate it into the air. This increases city temperatures, leading to the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI) and is the main reason cities are on average hotter than surrounding suburban and rural areas.

Smart surfaces include reflective (cool) roofs and pavements, porous pavements, green roofs, solar PV, trees, and combinations of these surfaces.