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Online discussion

Monday, 04. October 2021 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion

EU methane legislation – How to reduce the unabated by 2030

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Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas production to consumption is key in preventing radiative forcing. Shutting down the most immediate unabated emissions of the greenhouse gas methane can be done at no net cost and it has enormous potential in terms of climate policy. Climate tipping points in relation to global warming must be avoided. Yet, the oil and gas industry does not exhaust all options to reduce methane leakages, partly due to a lack of regulation. The EU is planning to deliver binding legislation to this end, covering also gas imports.

The goal of the parliamentary event is to present concrete policy proposals for a methane charge and a performance standard. Speakers will present and comment on results of a study proposing an EU instrument to charge for upstream methane emissions and set a default border levy regarding leakage rates of gas imports.

This online event, under the auspices of Jutta Paulus MEP, will be co-hosted by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union and Deutsche Umwelthilfe and take place online on Monday 4 October 2021 from 14:30 until 16:00 CEST.


Discussion with:

  • Jutta Paulus, Member of European Parliament (Greens/EFA)
  • Carolin Schenuit, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FOES) / Green Budget Germany
  • Constantin Zerger, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) / Environmental Action Germany
  • Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Moderation: Lisa Tostado, Head of Programme - International Climate, Trade and Agricultural Policy, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union


For any question, please contact Melanie Bernhofer.

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