Working Together to Reduce Methane Emissions

Working Together to Reduce Methane Emissions

Friday, March 25, 2016

As methane experts and policy makers prepare for the Global Methane Forum in Washington, D.C. (March 28-30, 2016), we take a closer look at forum co-organizer, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and how it is working to reduce methane emissions.

The CCAC is an alliance of governments, agencies, and private sector companies that’s concerned with reducing methane emissions not only from the oil and gas industry, but also from sources such as coal mining, municipal waste facilities, and agriculture. To do so, the initiative provides methane producers with a systematic approach to detect and address emissions as well as a method to demonstrate their results to stakeholders.

The CCAC recognizes that many governments lack the regulator and enforcement capability to reduce methane emissions on a broad scale. Through this voluntary initiative and with the assistance it provides in developing mitigation programs, the initiative hopes to encourage better environmental policy around the world.

The Global Methane Forum, March 28-30, 2016 in Washington, D.C. was organized by the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) in partnership with the CCAC.

The Forum schedule includes:

  • High-level plenary sessions on cross-cutting issues such as project financing and policy.
  • Technical sessions on biogas, coal mines, and oil and natural gas systems.
  • Joint GMI Subcommittee – CCAC Initiative level discussions on policy and projects.
  • Opportunities for networking with methane experts in the public and private sectors from around the world.