ADBA has today joined more than 80 leading companies in an open letter to Theresa May calling on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready to work with the Government to help deliver the SDGs in the UK as well as internationally, but that the Government must create a framework to help businesses play their part.
The letter is published on the day that the Business and Sustainable Development Commission publishes its own flagship report on the business case for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, and quantifying the value of private sector opportunities aligned with the SDGs.
ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said:
ADBA is proud to join some of the world’s largest companies in calling on Theresa May to implement policies which will deliver the SDGs both in the UK and around the world. Sustainable development will create jobs and increase our competitiveness but above all secure the sustainability of our planet on which we and future generations depend.
Anaerobic digestion has a key role to play in helping to meet the SDGs through increasing our energy and food security, reducing carbon emissions, managing wastes and improving our health both in the UK and abroad. This is precisely why we supported the launch of the World Biogas Association, which is dedicated to facilitating a huge increase in the use of biogas globally to ensure a sustainable future for all.
The letter was co-ordinated by UK Stakeholders in Sustainable Development (UKSSD), a non-profit network of businesses, NGOs and academics working to advance sustainable development and help facilitate the delivery of the SDGs in the UK. The UKSSD steering group comprises Bioregional, Good Energy, ICAEW, Neighbourly, Stakeholder Forum, UN Global Compact Network UK and WWF-UK.