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Coal Mine Methane

About Coal Mine Methane

The Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) that promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines. Its activities on recovery and use of methane reduce the risks of explosions in coal mines.

The principal activity of the Group of Experts on CMM is development and dissemination of the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Recovery in Coal Mines (for the updated version please click here).   Read more

Workshop on Coal Mine Methane and Abandoned Mine Methane in the context of Sustainable Energy will be organised jointly by the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) on 23 October 2017 in Geneva. 

HIGHLIGHTS

The opening ceremony of the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (ICE-CMM) in China took place within the framework of the 19th International Mining Congress of China and was followed by a short workshop organized by the Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co Ltd (SCCG), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

The International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (ICE-CMM) was officially inaugurated in Katowice, Poland. The Centre is conceived as a non-profit entity established and operating under the auspices of, and in close collaboration with, UNECE and its Group of Experts on CMM. 

MoU signed between UNECE and the Shanxi Coking Coal Group Ltd. provides a basis for establishing an International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane in China

International Workshop on Best Practices in Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines
9 to 10 March 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel, Ranchi, India

The UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane in cooperation with the Government of India - Ministry of Coal, Coal India Limited - Central Mine Planning & Design Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Global Methane Initiative is organizing a workshop on Best Practices in Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines in India.

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Events

24 to 25 October 2017
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

23 October 2017
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland