The green recovery post-COVID and the role of anaerobic digestion and biogas hoped to be successfully promoted at the COP25 World Climate Change Conference in Edinburgh UK, will be the focus of presentations at the forthcoming ABDA conference.
There are big hopes that the UK's green gas initiative which will help toward funding and will allow the UK biogas industry to return to previous levels of activity, with more new biogas plant starts throughout the UK in 2021.
Further information on the ADBA conference 2021 is provided in the Press Release below:
ADBA National Conference 2021 to focus on the green recovery and COP26
- The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) will host its 2021 National Conference virtually on 16-17th February
- It will review how the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry can support the post-Covid Green recovery
- It will seek to formulate arguments in favour of AD to take to COP26 discussions in November
Entitled Green gas: ready to go, ready to scale, ready to deliver Net Zero, the ADBA National Conference 2021 taking place online on 16th and 17th February will address how AD can reduce the carbon footprint of hardest to decarbonise sectors of transport, heat and agriculture, as well as look at the financial frameworks needed for the industry to contribute fully in the post-Covid green recovery.
“The 2020s are the decisive decade of decarbonisation and AD is ready to deliver today,” said ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton. “The UK generates millions of tonnes of organic wastes (sewage, manures, slurries and other agricultural wastes, food and food & drink processing wastes), most of which goes to landfill: 70% of all wastes worldwide are dumped in the open atmosphere, resulting in serious GHG and public health issues. AD can play a key role in processing these wastes safely, capturing the resultant methane, and recycling them into useful green products. The technology is mature, proven, ready to go, ready to scale, ready to deliver Net Zero.”
As the UK prepares to host a critical COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November, putting measures in place to meet the UK’s 5th carbon budget for 2030 and its net-zero target by 2050 has become more urgent than ever. With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicting that 2030 would be the tipping point for climate change, time is of the essence and ensuring that AD and biogas are integrated into national strategies to deliver on the Paris Agreement and beyond has become a key priority for the industry.
The ADBA National Conference will explore how best to frame the sector's arguments to take to the policymakers at this crucial event.
For more details on the conference programme and to register, click here.
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