CEMEX presents 27<sup>th</sup> edition of Conservation Book Series: "Nature's Solutions to Climate Change" - CEMEX presents 27<sup>th</sup> edition of Conservation Book Series: "Nature's Solutions to Climate Change"
December 12, 2019
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today the release of “Nature’s Solutions to Climate Change,” the 27th edition of CEMEX Nature and Conservation Series. This new edition illustrates the urgent need to harness the potential of natural ecosystems to mitigate climate change, given their ability to capture and store carbon safely over the long term.
Written by renowned international conservationists and illustrated with amazing images from world-renowned photographers, “Nature’s Solutions to Climate Change” focuses on the critical importance of natural ecosystems—particularly primary forests, mangroves, and peatlands—to achieve greater carbon emissions reduction and to help solve our global environmental crisis.
“It is urgent to maintain the integrity of natural ecosystems, and not to disturb those that are still in good condition. Currently, we know that intact ecosystems store more carbon safely and in the long term because they are more resilient. These days, global leaders are gathered at the COP25 Climate Summit in Madrid, engaged in very real discussions to address the effects of climate change and to fulfill the commitments we all set as signatories to the Paris Agreement. That is why this year’s book is of such immediate importance, as it underscores the considerable potential of natural ecosystems to fight climate change,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX.
Since 1993, CEMEX has published a new book every year, blending extraordinary photography and informative content to guide its global audiences and reinforce its commitment to promoting a culture of biodiversity conservation. This year's volume is published in conjunction with Conservation International, Global Wildlife Conservation, Sea Legacy and, Wild Heritage.
“With the 27th edition of our Conservation Book Series, “Nature's Solutions to Climate Change,” we alert our global audience to the urgent need to conserve, protect, and rehabilitate our natural ecosystems so they maximize their potential to store CO2. With global emissions still on the rise, this volume emphasizes the critical need to harness the full potential of natural solutions to mitigate climate change effectively,” concluded Vicente Saiso, Corporate Director of Sustainability of CEMEX.
In addition to raising public awareness through this series of books, CEMEX carries out different actions across its worldwide operations to combat climate change and promote the digital economy:
- The reduction of emissions and the use of alternative fuels. Reducing net CO2 emissions per ton of cement by 21.6% and avoiding the generation of almost eight million tons of CO2 during 2018 compared with the company’s 1990 baseline. We have a target to further reduce our emissions by 30% by 2030, in line with the science-base targets methodology for our sector.
- The restoration and conservation of biodiversity in its operations. Storing 23.5 million tons of CO2 naturally in its quarries, of which 96% had a current environmental rehabilitation plan in place at year-end 2018.
- The management and protection of El Carmen Nature Reserve. This extensive over 140,000-hectare wildlife preserve, equivalent to the size of Mexico City or Houston, Texas, captures around 11 million tons of CO2 naturally in its plant mass.
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Conservation International uses science, policy, and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water, and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International, the groundbreaking "Nature Is Speaking" campaign, and its series of virtual reality projects: “Drop in the Ocean”, "My Africa," “Under the Canopy" and "Valen's Reef." For more information, please visit https://www.conservation.org
Global Wildlife Conservation conserves the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wildlands, protecting wildlife and supporting guardians. It maximizes its impact through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery, and conservation leadership cultivation. For more information, please visit www.globalwildlife.org
Sea Legacy is a collective of some of the most experienced and renowned photographers, filmmakers and storytellers working on behalf of our oceans. For more information, please visit https://www.sealegacy.org/
Wild Heritage works to safeguard ecosystem integrity around the world by advocating for primary forest protection and protecting wilderness, in particular by taking advantage of the World Heritage Convention. Based in Berkeley, California, Wild Heritage is a project of the Earth Island Institute (EII), a nonprofit charity that provides fiscal sponsorship to conservationists around the world. For more information, please visit https://wild-heritage.org
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