“Methane Mitigation” which can be defined as using the anaerobic digestion (i.e. biogas production process) to help humanity in the fight against climate change, is the core subject announced for the World Biogas Summit 6 -8 July 2021.
It will be “All About Methane”!
Find out more by reading the ADBA Press Release reproduced below:
WBA Press Release 29 June 2021:
International Energy Agency and Climate and Clean Air Coalition to headline the “It's all about the methane” World Biogas Summit 2021
Held online from 6th to 8th July, the World Biogas Summit 2021, organised by the World Biogas Association (WBA), will feature Keisuke Sadamori, Acting Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency and Drew Shindell, Special Representative for Action on Methane, Climate and Clean Air Coalition as keynote speakers – leading an impressive line-up of eminent figures from not only the global biogas sector but also from the worlds of finance, retail and urbanism.
This year's event held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will focus on how, in the build-up to COP26, AD and biogas can help reduce global methane and other greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. In particular, it will explore the need to capture and recycle the 105bn tonnes of organic wastes generated by human activity every year – and turn these wastes into a valuable resource (1).
Entitled “It's all about the methane”, the 2021 Summit programme will review how to efficiently capture organic wastes, recover the gases and nutrients they contain and recycle them in the form of clean energy and natural fertilisers – achieving GHG emissions savings, displacing fossil-based equivalents, restoring soil health and helping reduce the carbon footprint of hard-to-decarbonise sectors such as heat, transport, agriculture and waste management – thus contributing to countries meeting their Net Zero targets.
Ahead of his address, CCAC's Drew Shindell said: “
Methane mitigation is one of the most significant climate actions the world can take this decade. There are cost-effective solutions that can be implemented immediately, and the benefits far outweigh the costs. The world needs to make 2021 a ‘methane moment,’ by committing to implement policies and measures to rapidly reduce methane emissions and working to drive a decade of methane action.”
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