The World Biogas Summit 2020 will open on 6 October with a keynote address by the Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change.
The Summit provides the largest international platform on which to highlight the value of AD and biogas as solutions to the global challenges of organic waste management, food and energy security, and climate change.
Taking place entirely online due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 event will see the launch of the latest WBA report Pathway to 2030, which sets out a roadmap for delivering the biogas industry’s potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by at least 12% by 2030.
The Summit will also discuss how the industry can contribute to achieving Net Zero, help restore soil health and underpin city projects for low carbon urban development. David Newman, WBA President, said: “We are honoured to welcome Lord Deben to the World Biogas Summit 2020. In the build up to next year’s crucial COP26 in Glasgow, it will be particularly opportune to hear his insights into how the UK, as host nation, is addressing the climate emergency and taking a leadership role in meeting Paris Agreement targets.”
Charlotte Morton, ADBA Chief Executive, said: “Lord Deben has been a powerful voice on environmental issues in the UK for many years and especially on climate change. As one of the leading figures in the UK’s climate change agenda, he has been a guiding light in getting our industry to achieve the recognition that it deserves. Anaerobic digestion could deliver a 6% reduction in UK GHG emissions by 2030, and 12% globally, just by capturing and recycling through AD the organic wastes we humans produce, in the process creating 30,000 green jobs in the UK and 12-15 million worldwide. The Summit will explore how our sector can make its vital contribution to Net Zero and unlock its growth potential.”