Natural Carbon Sinks
We strongly support the role that natural carbon sinks can play in reducing the total CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. CEMEX’s nature reserve, El Carmen (an 140,000 hectares wildlife reserve located on the U.S.-Mexican border), stores around 11 million metric tons of biologically sequestered CO2. In addition, 23.5 million tons of CO2 are currently stored within the vegetation of all our 300 quarries around the world. It is our intention to expand and protect these natural carbon sinks.
Additionally, during 2019 we published the 27th volume of our Conservation Book series which is focused on how nature-based solutions contribute significantly to capture and store CO2. Through a combination of impressive photography and expert commentaries, this volume aims to inspire global audiences to continue expanding and protecting natural carbon.
In this book, CEMEX has been honored to work with some of the world’s most prestigious conservation organizations such as Conservation International, Wild Heritage, Sea Legacy and Global Wildlife Conservation.
Through these publications we want to promote environmental awareness, which is key for decision- making on conservation issues, while reinforcing our company’s commitment to promote a culture of biodiversity conservation.