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6th Session Group of Experts on Gas

25 - 26 March 2019

Starting at 10.00 AM, Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The UNECE Group of Experts on Gas examines the critical role of gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The sixth session will focus on: 

  • Role of gas in improving urban air quality
  • Best practices in managing methane emissions along the gas value chain
  • Synergies between gas and renewable energy
  • Global perspectives on the sustainable production and consumption of pipeline gas and LNG
  • Biogas, hydrogen and other emerging issues

Lunchtime event: Brainstorming on the Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement
25 March 2019 from 13.30-14.30, Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Workshop on managing methane emissions in the gas sector (27 - 27 March 2019), Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

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Logistical InformationPDF
Timetable and SpeakersPDF
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda
Annotated provisional agenda for the sixth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/1
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Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fifth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/2
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Item 4: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Executive Committee
Strategic Review of ECE Sub-programme 5-Sustainable Energy (version 6 March 2019)Word
Item 8: Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Oil and Gas Subcommittee of the GMI
Methane Management in Extractive Industries: Best practice Guidance-Overview
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/3
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Item 2: Opening remarks 
H.E. Mr. Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, Secretary-General, OAPECPDF
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECEPDF
Item 5: The role of gas in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals
Steven Hamburg, Environmental Defense FundPDF
Sid-Ahmed Hamdani, Gas Exporting Countries ForumPDF
Pakinam Kafafi, TAQA Arabia, EgyptPDF
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECEPDF
Item 6: Exploring synergies between gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency
Walburga Hemmetsberger, CEO, Solar Power EuropePDF
Alfonso Vigre, Naturgy, SpainPDF
Hannes Mac Nulty, Vice-Chair, GoE on Energy Efficiency PDF
Boyko Nitzov, ACERPDF
Brainstorming on the Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement
Item 7: Promoting sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of gas
Margarita Hoffmann, WintershallPDF
Piotr Kus, Gaz-System, Poland PDF
Vugar Veysalov, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AGPDF
Amir Foster, Israel Assoc. of Oil & Gas, IsraelPDF
Alberto Morales, SIPA CapstoneProject, Columbia UniversityPDF
Item 8: Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Oil and Gas Subcommittee of the Global Methane Initiative
Monica Shimamura, GMI Administrative Support GroupPDF
Item 9: The role of gas in improving urban and indoor air quality
Tatiana Khanberg, International Gas Union (IGU)PDF
Jean-Marc Boucheret, IVECOPDF
Carlos Alberto Trevino Medina, MéxicoPDF
İrde Çetintürk Gürtepe, TurkeyPDF
Item 10: Emerging issues – hydrogen
Kamila Piotrowska, IOGPPDF
Stine Grenaa Jensen, Energinet, DenmarkPDF
Alena Fargère, Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit, Air LiquidePDF
Item 12: Workplan for 2020-2021

Lukasz Kroplewski, Vice-chair, Group of Experts on Gas

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Item 13: Update on activities in ECE member States, gas industry and organizations
Tour de table (+ Columbia University LNG survey)
Wael Hamed A. Moati, OAPECPDF
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