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


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Speakers

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)