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Activities

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. The work of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) has a benefit for coal mine safety through improvements in the drainage, recovery and use of coal mine methane.

During 2016 and 2017 the Group of Experts on CMM has committed to:

  1. Revise and update the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Recovery in Coal Mines
  2. Disseminate the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Recovery in Coal Mines
  3. Launch and support the work of the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane
  4. Collect and disseminate case studies on the application of best practice guidance in specific coal mines in different regions of the world
  5. Expand the Group of Experts’ scope of work to cover integrated methane management in the context of sustainable development
  6. Continue to provide advice on coal mine methane related standards to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and other international, national and regional market-based coal mine methane emission reduction mechanisms 

For more information about the activities of the Group in the 2016-2017 biennium please consult the 2016-2017 Work Plan of the Group.