Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 195–217, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-195-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 195–217, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-195-2018

Review article 26 Jan 2018

Review article | 26 Jan 2018

Global CO2 emissions from cement production

Robbie M. Andrew

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The production of cement releases large quantities of carbon dioxide and is the third-largest anthropogenic source after fossil fuel combustion and land-use change. Global estimates of these emissions have varied considerably. Here we present a new database of country-level process emissions of CO2 from the production of cement, combining the best available sources. The global data series covers the period 1928–2016. Emissions in 2016 were 1.45 ± 0.20 Gt CO2.