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Biogas – World Biogas Association to highlight the value of the biogas industry at COP26

As an Official Observer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), WBA will not only be able to attend COP26, but also access a restricted area – the Blue Zone – where negotiations take place and where negotiations are held. delegations from 197 Parties commit to greater climate ambition in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement set at COP21 in 2015.

Additionally, the UNFCCC informed the WBA on Sunday that its application to host an official side event in the Blue Zone has been accepted. Considering that the United Nations had received an unprecedented number of 1,110 applications for 240 slots, this was a particularly satisfying result for the biogas industry, which is now clearly on their map.

In its application, submitted in partnership with the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), the WBA underscored the importance of addressing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), particularly methane and carbon black. , to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement “to limit warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5 ° C, above pre-industrial levels.” In accordance with the Global Methane Pledge recently published by the United States and the EU, the WBA-KCCWG joint event on November 10 will demonstrate the importance of recycling organic waste to reduce the harmful emissions of methane and other greenhouse gases it produces.

“We are delighted to have this extremely valuable opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the biogas industry in the fight against climate change, at what will be the most critical COP meeting since 2015,” said Charlotte Morton, Managing Director of the WBA. “Over the past year, methane reduction has become a priority for all those involved in the fight against global warming, as highlighted by the UNFCCC, IPCC, IEA and other agencies. foreground. In Glasgow, WBA will be able to raise awareness of the key role our technology plays in tackling this potent, short-lived climate pollutant and the urgency to do so by the end of the decade. We will also ensure that all countries integrate biogas into their climate change strategies. On an optimistic note, 50% of the Global Methane Commitment can be achieved by simply recycling all the organic waste that we humans generate through anaerobic digestion / biogas – a technology widely used today and capable of evolve rapidly with the right political and regulatory environment. That’s what we aim to achieve at the WBA.

As part of its participation in COP26, WBA has also engaged in the Race to Zero campaign to mobilize actors outside of national governments and create momentum around the shift to a low-carbon economy as the United Nations Summit approaches. on the climate.

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