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13th Session Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane

24 - 25 September 2018

Salle V, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Thirteen Annual Session

The first day of the session featured the eighth joint meeting of the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Coal Subcommittee.

On 25 September, the Group reviewed progress in delivering on its 2018-2019 work plan, discussed various aspects of modernization of the energy sector, and addressed gender-related issues.

The second day of the meeting featured the International Centres of Excellence on CMM (ICE-CMM) in Poland and China, which reported on their status and activities. The session provided an opportunity for others interested in hosting their own Centres to learn more about the concept and functioning of ICE-CMMs.

Other Related Events

Please note that in the same week the Sustainable Energy Division held two other events that were closely linked with the Group’s thirteen session, namely:

For more information please see the Overview of the Energy Week.

Document Title & SymbolENGFRERUS
Item 1. Adoption of the agenda 
Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2018/1
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Detailed Timetable (draft)PDF
Report of the 12th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane 
ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2017/2
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Item 3.  Opening remarks
Opening Remarks by Mr. Raymond Pilcher, Chair of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine MethanePDF
Item 5.  Update on implementation of the work plan for 2018 - 2019
Work plan of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane for 2018-2019
ECE/ENERGY/2017/7-ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2017/3
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Item 9. Adoption of conclusions and recommendations 
Draft conclusions and recommendationsPDF
Item 10. Adoption of the report and close of the meeting
Report of the 13th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (draft) 
ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2018/2
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Presentation Title & AuthorENGFRERUS
Draft Agenda of the 27th GMI Coal Subcommittee MeetingPDFPDFPDF
Item 4: Eighth joint meeting of UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Global Methane Initiative Coal Subcommittee
Update from Administrative Support Group (ASG)
Monica Shimamura, Director, Secretariat 
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Co-Chair Report to the 27th Session of the Coal Subcommittee
Huang Shengchu (China), Shekhar Saran (India) and Felicia A. Ruiz (USA), Subcommittee Co-Chairs
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Partner Country and Project Network Updates to the 27th Session of the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Coal Subcommittee 
Canada's Coal Sector Update
Lorie Cummings, Manager and Grace Howland, Unit Head, Metals and Minerals Processing Section, Mining and Processing Division Environment and Climate Change Canada
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China Coal Sector Update
Huang Shengchu, Ph. D, China Coal Strategic Research Center
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Columbia Coal Sector Update
Ruben Dario Chanci Bedoya, Colombia's national mining and energy planning unit (UPME), Ministry of Mines and Energy
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India Coal Sector Update
Central Mine Planning & Design Institute
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Poland Coal Sector Update
Jacek Skiba, Ph.D.Eng, Central Mining Institute, Poland
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Ukraine Coal Sector Update
Igor Yashchenko, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
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United States Coal Sector Update
Felicia A. Ruiz, Manager, Coalbed Methane Outreach Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Supporting Capacity Building for Methane Reduction through the Global Methane Initiative
Tanya Maslak, MPH, Principal Research Scientist, Battelle
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Developing a Strategic Approach to Ventilation Air Methane (VAM)
Clark Talkington, Vice-Chair, Group of Experts on CMM
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Global VAM Update
Richard Mattus, RM Business Consulting
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International Experience with Policies that Support Abandoned Mine Methane (AMM)
Meredydd Evans, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Presentation Title & AuthorENGFRERUS
Item 5: Update on implementation of the work plan for 2018-2019
Lukasz Kroplewski, President, ICE-CMM Poland, Vice-Chair, Group of Experts on CMMPDF
Jin Zhixin, Chairman, ICE-CMM China  PDF
Igor Yashchenko, Vice-Chair, Group of Experts on CMM (TBC)PDF
Sergey Shumkov, Vice-Chair, Group of Experts on CMM (TBC)PDF
Jacek Skiba, Vice-Chair, Group of Experts on CMM, Secretary, WMCPDF
Hans Rüdiger Lange, Managing Director, Innovationsregion Lausitz GmbHPDF
David Jermain, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston UniversityPDF
CCC Overview of Areas of Relevant Expertise
Lesley Sloss, Principal Environmental Consultant, IEA Clean Coal Centre
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Kopernikus Projects for the Energy Transition-ENavi
Stefan Stückrad, Scientific Managing Director - Kopernikus ENavi Coordination Office
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Sarah Teller-Tokarska, Key Account Lead DACH, EIT Climate-KICPDF
Coal Regions in Transition Initiative
Aleksandra Tomczak, Policy Coordinator – EU coal, Directorate General for Energy; B3: Retail Markets; coal & oil, European Commission
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Item 6: Gender issues in coal mining sector

Female Inclusion and Diversity
Rosalyn S. Park, Director, Women's Human Rights Program, The Advocates for Human Rights, USA

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Women in Sustainable Energy, South East Europe Leadership for Change-Serbia case study 
Branislava Jovicic, Communications Consultant & Project Manager for Women in Sustainable Energy SEE, Center for Promotion of Sustainable Development 
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