Today, 20th September 2019, staff from the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) took part in the global climate strike called by environmental activist Greta Thunberg to put pressure on world government to address the climate emergency affecting the planet. This follows from the young people's march in March 2019, which led to calls for adults to join them in the movement. The week-long strike is timed to coincide with the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in New York on 21st-22nd September.
Encouraged by international trade unions, millions of employees from major global businesses, including Marks and Spencer, BT, Amazon, Google, Ikea and the Body Shop, as well as the UK Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), joined rallies organised all around the world. The ADBA staff were among thousands of strikers who attended the rally held in Millbank, London.
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA, said: “It is now impossible to ignore the urgency of addressing climate change and we owe it not just to younger generations but also, given the speed of climate heating, ourselves, to show our support in demanding immediate and radical action from those in power. The anaerobic digestion and biogas industry has the potential to reduce global GHG emissions by 12% in a short period of time. Biogas, therefore, needs to be a core part of every government’s Paris Agreement strategy”.
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Notes to Editors
• ADBA website: www.abioresources.org; Twitter: @adbioresources
• ADBA’s vision is to see the full potential of the UK AD industry realised so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy.