With international climate change conference COP26 just weeks away, the World Biogas Association (WBA) has announced it will host an event centred around the value of biogas technology to be held in the Blue Zone of the COP26 event on 10th November.

Approved by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the event, to be hosted in partnership with the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), will focus on prioritising the mitigation of short-live climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon to achieve Paris Agreement targets.

It will also examine the importance of lowering greenhouse gas emissions through the use of recycling organic wastes.

Commenting on the event, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, WBA, said, “We are thrilled to be given this immensely valuable opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the biogas industry in addressing climate change, at what will be the most critical COP meeting since 2015.”

“50% of the Global Methane Pledge can be achieved by simply recycling all the organic wastes we humans generate through anaerobic digestion/biogas. This is what we at the WBA are aiming to achieve.”

The WBA has also signed up to the Race to Zero campaign which aims to help transition to a decarbonised economy.