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Media Partnership: The EU Methane Regulation after RePowerEU - How energy security and methane action go hand in hand

29-11-2022

Media Partnership: The EU Methane Regulation after RePowerEU - How energy security and methane action go hand in hand

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In late 2021, the European Commission proposed the Methane Regulation, the first EU-wide legislation aimed at cutting methane emissions. As reducing methane emissions is crucial to slow down global warming, the EU should lead by the example and adopt ambitious requirements to address methane emissions in the energy sector. Since December 2021, however, the file has stalled in the European Parliament while ambitious measures found limited support or interest in the Council of the European Union. The Ukraine war also changed the energy discussions in Europe.

Both institutions are set to release their preliminary approaches to the file soon. This event is designed to highlight the importance of the regulation and the measures needed to reduce domestic and international methane emissions, and to reflect on the radical shifts in the European policy landscape as a result of the Ukraine situation and the Commission’s RePowerEU plan in response.

The event will bring together civil society, industry and policymakers into moderated panel discussions. Participants are listed below.

Organised by: Clean Air Task Force
Media Partner: EURACTIV



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Location

Hybrid
Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor

Panellists

Jonathan Banks, Global Director, Methane Pollution Prevention at CATF
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission
Martin Hojsik MEP (video message)
Prof. Thomas Roeckmann, Utrecht University
James Turitto, Methane Pollution Prevention Campaign Manager at CATF
Alessia Virone, EU Affairs Director at CATF
Mihai Stoica, Executive Director at 2Celsius
Tomás de Oliveira Bredariol, International Energy Agency
Christian LeLong, Director, Climate Solutions at Kayrros
Flavia Sollazzo, Senior Director, EU Energy Transition at Environmental Defense Fund
Andris Piebalgs, Chair, Implementation Committee, UNEP’s International Methane Emissions Observatory
Malcolm McDowell, European Commission, DG ENER

Moderator

Dave Keating
Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule

17:00 - 17:30 CET Registration of participants

17:30 CET Welcome (5 minutes) - Jonathan Banks, Global Director, Methane Pollution Prevention at CATF

Keynote speech (15 minutes) - Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission

Setting the Scene (30 minutes): Lightning Round Presentations
10 Minutes: Current status of the regulations and next steps in negotiations - MEP Martin Hojsik (video message)
10 Minutes: Scientific overview of impact of methane emissions in the oil and gas sector - Prof. Thomas Roeckmann, Utrecht University
10 Minutes: Documentation of methane emissions by CATF in the CutMethaneEU campaign - James Turitto, Methane Pollution Prevention Campaign Manager at CATF

Panel 1 (40 minutes): Discussion on how to best cut domestic methane emissions from fossil fuels in Europe. Followed by Q&A (10 minutes)
-Alessia Virone, EU Affairs Director at CATF
-Mihai Stoica, Executive Director at 2Celsius
-Tomás de Oliveira Bredariol, International Energy Agency

Panel 2 (45 minutes): Discussion of how the EU can address methane emissions from imported oil and gas. Followed by Q&A (10 minutes)
-Christian LeLong, Director, Climate Solutions at Kayrros
-Flavia Sollazzo, Senior Director, EU Energy Transition at Environmental Defense Fund
-Andris Piebalgs, Chair, Implementation Committee, UNEP’s International Methane Emissions Observatory

Commission remarks (10 minutes) - Malcolm McDowell, European Commission, DG ENER

Closing remarks (10 minutes) - Jonathan Banks, Global Director, Methane Pollution Prevention at CATF

Networking and drinks (1 hour)

Contact

Ana Alexandrescu
ana.alexandrescu@euractiv.com