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Tuesday, 04. May 2021 15:00 – 16:30 Save in my calendar

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Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas: Status Quo and Perspectives on Regulation

Demands and options for EU regulation to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH, Environmental Action Germany), in cooperation with MEP Jutta Paulus (Greens/EFA) and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union, invites you to the online event “Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas: Status Quo and Perspectives on Regulation” to discuss demands and options for EU regulation to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. DUH will also present findings from a market survey on upstream methane emissions from gas industry.

The event will take place in English, on Zoom, on Tuesday 4 May 2021 from 15:00 until 16:30 CEST. Please register for the event via e-mail to Gabi Rüger.

Methane emissions from the oil and gas sector are a major contributing factor to climate change as the key component of fossil gas has a global warming potential 86 times higher than CO2. Regulating methane emissions in the oil and gas upstream supply chain as well as coal sector is therefore a powerful tool and urgent for mitigating GHG emissions and meeting climate targets.

It is important that upcoming EU legislation be binding and apply to the entire supply chain of the oil, gas and coal industries, including domestic sources and gas imports from third countries. Only if all measures apply to EU imports, wholesale and retail, the impact of methane emissions on the global climate can truly be addressed.

While an existing methane emissions reporting framework (OGMP 2.0) provides targets and definitions, additional legislation such as a mandatory performance standard or other requirements for gas volumes purchased by EU buyers and shippers can help harvest the low hanging fruits of methane emission reductions quickly.

We will discuss the following questions:

  • What are next steps in implementing the EU Methane Strategy?
  • What is the role of industry and what kind of actions does it take already?
  • How can the entire supply chain of the oil, gas, and coal industry be included in the implementation of the EU Methane Strategy, including upstream emissions from third countries?
  • What kind of legislation can help best to achieve methane emission reductions quickly?

Programme

15:00 Welcome by Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Executive Director, Deutsche Umwelthilfe
Moderation by Lisa Tostado, Heinrich–Böll-Stiftung European Union
15:05 Introduction by Jutta Paulus MEP, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
15:10 Status quo of implementation of EU Methane Strategy, by Kitti Nyitrai, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
15:20 Presentation of market survey by Constantin Zerger, Deutsche Umwelthilfe
15:30 Presentation on regulatory options by Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund
15:40 Panel discussion with:

  • Jutta Paulus MEP, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
  • Kitti Nyitrai, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Julia Schmitt, Wintershall Dea GmbH
  • Constantin Zerger, Deutsche Umwelthilfe

16:30 end

Please register for the event via e-mail to Gabi Rüger.


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Timezone
Brussels/Berlin (CEST)
Address
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Organizer
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Brussels - European Union
Language
English