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Beside the EU work, EMO is in constant exchange with other European associations. 

EMO is…

…an associate member of Construction Products Europe (CPE), an umbrella group of national and European construction products associations which represents the interests of all construction products manufactures throughout Europe.

…part of the initial signatory organisations within the European Network for Silica (NEPSI) which is formed by the Employee and Employer European sectoral associations.
   They signed the Social Dialogue "Agreement on Workers' Health Protection Through the Good Handling and Use of Crystalline Silica and Products Containing it" on 25 April 2006.

…part of the steering group of Construction 2050 Alliance, a partnership established in 2020 made of 47 European organizations representing the actors of the built environment working together to advance the needs and priorities of the wider construction and built-environment sector at the European level.

…member European masonry alliance ???

Carbon accounting for building materials

The objectives of the European Commission’s “Green Deal” is for the EU by 2050 to become climate-neutral and friendlier for the environment in an inclusive manner, while decoupling economic growth from resource use.

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. In relation to the built environment, it sometimes seems that promoting an increased use of biobased products is the simple solution, a short-cut route for transforming the construction sector. This thinking is partly based on claims that growing, transporting, and processing biobased materials into construction products has a lesser impact on the environment than other materials. These claims suggest that using biobased products is at least CO2 neutral if not negative, by sequestrating CO2 permanently in the products. Within a consortium of six construction product associations, EMO is part of it, a scientific study was written to proof, that the climate change mitigation potential of harvested wood products in construction is relatively low. To achieve a climate change mitigation there is the need for all sectors to move forward on decarbonisation strategies and get into account by the EU Commission.

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