Flames rise from flare stack towers, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Global Methane Pledge (GMP) aims to reduce methane emissions by at least 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. Photo: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg Creative Photos / Getty Images .

At least 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030 – that’s the target for methane reductions under the Global Methane Pledge that countries committed to at COP26 in Glasgow last year. But how do they get there?

This side event convened by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition  presents a blueprint that both developed and developing countries can easily follow in planning and and implementing sector-specific methane emission reduction activities to reach national GMP targets.

Time and place

13 June, Monday, 13.15 – 14.45 CEST, Kaminzimmer Room, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

The Global Methane Pledge (GMP)  aims to reduce methane emissions by at least 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. The session demonstrates a science-based roadmap from planning to implementation of sector-specific methane emission reduction activities to reach national GMP targets for developing and developed countries (as a blueprint that can be easily adopted by interested nations).

Thematic categories:

  1. Primary thematic category: Advancing Implementation – keeping 1,5° alive
  2. Secondary thematic categories: NAP/NDC; cities, regions and built environment; energy; sustainable development; technology; waste and consumption

The event was livestreamed on the UNFCCC Official YouTube Channel  and can be viewed below.

Live stream of The Global Methane Pledge – from assessment to action: science, planning and implementation side event at Bonn Climate Conference

Agenda

Moderator: Vera Scholz, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Intro

  • Vera Scholz (GIZ) – Welcome and introduction of panelists

Opening

  • Lily Bermel, United States – Genesis of GMP and why it is important for UNFCCC and COP27

Moderated Discussion

  • Kathleen Mar (IASS) – Latest scientific findings
  • Johan Kuylenstierna (SEI) – Methane emission reduction tool development for national action planning
  • Video – Thailand (prepared by GIZ) – Example methane reduction in rice cultivation (incl. MRV)
  • Nathan Borgford-Parnell (CCAC) – CCAC methane roadmap programme and GMP implementation
  • Jörg Linke (GIZ) – Overview of GIZ’s sectorial approach to methane emission reduction
  • Video India (prepared by GIZ) – Example methane reduction in waste sector
  • Video Africa (prepared by GIZ) – Example methane reduction in livestock sector

Q&A

  • Attendees and panelists – Taking questions from audience (presence and virtual/chat), with moderator assigning them to panelists

Close

  • Panelists – Round of calls to action/next steps