24/10/2023, Brussels. Today, Tuesday, October 24th, we celebrate International Day against Climate Change to raise awareness about the harmful and devastating effects of climate change on the planet. This commemoration is driven by the United Nations (UN) as an initiative advocating for the generation of actions to counteract climate change.
Climate change involves the global variation of the Earth’s climate and temperature, primarily caused by natural factors over the long term. Over the past century, pollution generated by human activity has accelerated this process at an alarming rate due to the emission of greenhouse gases produced by factors such as the burning of fossil fuels, land use, energy consumption, and industrial activities.
These gases lead to an increase in temperatures, giving rise to the phenomenon of global warming, which is the main driver of climate change. Some of the global effects include rising average temperatures, sea level rise, Arctic ice melting, and an increase in extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires, water shortages, and floods, among others.
With a budget of 970,000 EUR, LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project aims to employ biogas as a cleaner and renewable energy source to meet industrial energy demand and promote self-sufficiency. This initiative, set to run until February 2024, is led by a consortium headed by Global Omnium (Spain), in collaboration with Finnova Foundation (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal).