Net Zero

Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges of our generation – and the UK ceramics industry must continue to adapt.

Many years of development, planning and investment are needed but we are committed to this major radical transformation. You’ll find out more about how we are helping the UK ceramics industry to face the challenges ahead on this page.

 

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Net Zero and the decarbonisation of ceramics

Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges of our generation. The UK was the first major economy to commit to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050 (where the amount released to atmosphere is balanced by that removed from it). This means profound changes to all of our lives and society.

The UK ceramics industry must continue to adapt. And it also needs to be able to remain in business while competing against overseas manufacturers, wherever they are in their decarbonisation journey. We need a genuine partnership with government to ensure that the ‘Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy’ works for ceramics and we have technically and economically viable routes to net zero.

This won’t happen overnight. Many years of development, planning and investment are needed. But we are committed to this major radical transformation. Each part of the ceramic sector, and even every manufacturing sites will need to look at their own decarbonisation solution. A range of decarbonisation technologies therefore need to be developed and deployed at pace.

BCC is supporting members and the sector’s ongoing transition to net zero in a number of ways:

  • British Ceramics: Towards Net Zero

A new member initiative, launching in autumn 2021, to support roll-out of ‘existing’ best practice, through sector collaboration, stakeholder engagement and communications.

  • Low Carbon Working Group

Technical working group across the whole ceramics sector exploring feasibility of future low-carbon technologies.

Our case for more funding to support ongoing future decarbonisation technology development and uptake in the ceramic sector.

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