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Methane Management

About Methane Management

Managing methane is both a challenge and an opportunity for delivering on the Paris Agreement and attaining the Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, available information regarding methane emissions from extractive industries is relatively sporadic and often based on estimates/guesstimates. There is neither a common technological approach to monitoring and recording methane emissions, nor a standard method for reporting them. Determined to change this situation, UNECE has partnered up with a number of prominent institutions and experts operating in the relevant industries to undertake the work on identifying and consolidating best practices in these fields. Read more

SURVEY ON METHANE MANAGEMENT

The UNECE Secretariat in consultation with the secretariats of the International Gas Union, the World Coal Association and the World Petroleum Council and other industry experts, prepared a survey of how methane monitoring is done currently. 

Managing methane emissions from energy-related extractive activities is a win-win for delivering on the global promises on climate change and sustainable development: this was the key message delivered by UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach in his keynote address to the Global Methane Forum in Washington D.C. on 30 March. Read more