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Global Methane Forum • Presentations

April 16‑18, 2018 • Toronto, Canada

Speaker presentations are provided below in portable document format (PDF), organized by day and session. Presentations are listed in the order of the Global Methane Forum agenda.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

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1 Global Methane Initiative Steering Committee Meeting, Administrative Support Group Update, Monica Shimamura, Administrative Support Group
2 Biogas Subcommittee: 2016-2017 Update and Plans for 2018-2019, Chris Voell
3 Coal Subcommittee Update to the GMI Steering Committee: 2016-2017 Update; Plans for 2018-2019, Huang Shengchu (China), Shekar Saran (India), Felicia Ruiz (USA)
4 Oil and Gas Subcommittee: 2016-2017 Update and Plans for 2018-2019, James Diamond & Paulina Serrano
5 Global Methane Initiative Steering Committee Meeting Update on United States Activities in Support of GMI
6 Challenge for Methane Action: Steering Committee Meeting, Monica Shimamura, Administrative Support Group
7 GMI Global Methane Forum Communique April 2018, Monica Shimamura, Administrative Support Group
8 Global Methane Initiative Steering Committee Meeting New Partners
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Opening and Plenary Session- "Global action on methane mitigation in 2018 and beyond"

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9 Methane in the context of Paris Agreement implementation, progress and challenges, Dr. Rodolfo Lacy, Undersecretary SEMARNAT, Mexico
10 World Energy Outlook, Christophe McGlade, International Energy Agency
11 Key Lessons Learned in Reducing Methane from Oil and Gas, Jonathan Banks, Clean Air Task Force
12 Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
13 Vehicle-based methane mapping - find gas leaks, prioritize repair, Dr. Joe von Fischer, Colorado State University/Google Methane Project
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Morning Technical Sessions - Methane Emissions Challenges and Opportunities

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14AgricultureAgriculture Digesters and Biogas: Driving Green Jobs in India, Kolluru Krishan, Skills Council for Green Jobs
15AgricultureThe ‘biogasdoneright’ concept, Bruce Dale, PhD, Michigan State University
16AgricultureOne solution to rule them all: detecting every methane emitter on Earth, daily, by using high resolution methane tracking micro-satellites & AI, Richard Lachance, CTO, Bluefield Technologies
17AgricultureRNG as a Transformative Force in the Ag Sector, Jennifer Green, Executive Director, Canadian Biogas Association
18CoalPanel I: The Coal Industry and CMM EmissionsOpening Remarks, Felicia Ruiz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
19CoalPanel I: The Coal Industry and CMM EmissionsCoal's Place in the Global Energy Mix, Scott Foster, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
20CoalPanel I: The Coal Industry and CMM EmissionsGlobal Project Scale and Emissions, Dr. Meredydd Evans, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
21CoalPanel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project ImplementationOpening Remarks, Michael Coté, Ruby Canyon Engineering
22CoalPanel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project ImplementationEnabling Policy Framework and the Role of Best Practices, Dr. David Creedy, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
23CoalPanel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project ImplementationGlobal Carbon Markets - Role of Offsets & CMM Opportunities, Ms. Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
24CoalPanel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project ImplementationCurrent and Potential Policy Impetus for CMM Recovery and Use Projects, Ms. Lisa DeMarco, DeMarco Allen, LLP
25Municipal Solid WasteFinancing SLCP Mitigation Projects in the Waste Sector, Ricardo Cepeda-Márquez, Director, Solid Waste Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
26Municipal Solid WasteOverview of Barriers to Financing SLCP Mitigation in the Waste Sector, Tom Frankiewicz, USEPA, CCAC MSWI Co-Chair
27Municipal Solid WasteAssessing Financial “Readiness” for Municipalities, Nadia Scharen-Givel, Abt Associates
28Municipal Solid WastePublic Private Partnerships for Implementing Organic Waste Treatment Projects - Experience in Viña del Mar, Chile, Pablo Lopez Legarreta, Center for Clean Air Policy
29Municipal Solid WasteCity Testimonial: Naucalpan, Mexico, Roger Peniche Sala, City of Naucalpan, Mexico
30Oil and GasOpening Remarks, GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Co-Chairs, James Diamond, Canada Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ms. Paulina Serrano, PEMEX
31Oil and GasKeynote: Making The Match – Why Successful Climate Policy & Next Generation Innovation Depends On Current Technology, Jackson Hegland, Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance
32Oil and GasTopic I: Methane Leak Detection Government Research Efforts to Advance Monitoring: Developing Technologies to Detect, Locate and Quantify Natural Gas Emissions, Dr. Joseph King, United States Department of Energy - Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E)
33Oil and GasTopic I: Methane Leak Detection Oil and Gas Case Study: Pilot projects on continuous emissions monitoring, Dean Jenkins, Encana Services Company Ltd.
34Oil and GasTopic I: Methane Leak Detection SENTRY Case Study: BHGE Digital Methane Monitoring, Baker Hughes
35Oil and GasTopic II: Methane Measurement and Quantification Overview of Fugitive Emissions Management, Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits
36Oil and GasTopic II: Methane Measurement and Quantification Quantifying Global Methane Emissions, Drew Nelson, Environmental Defence Fund (EDF)
37Oil and GasTopic III: Best Management Practices in the Oil and Gas SectorMethane Management in Extractive Industries (Upstream Oil and Gas / Downstream Gas) - Joint UNECE/GMI Project, Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits
38Oil and GasTopic III: Best Management Practices in the Oil and Gas SectorJoint GMI/UNECE Best Management Practices Presentation – Upstream oil and gas, and downstream gas project, Michal Drabik, UNECE
39WastewaterAddressing Technical and Financial Barriers to Methane Recovery Projects in the Wastewater Sector, Monica Shimamura, Administrative Support Group
40WastewaterBreaking Down Barriers to Methane Capture in Chinese Cities, Jennifer Turner, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center
41WastewaterCase Study: Yuliangzhou’s Sludge-to-Energy Plant in Xiangyang City, Practices to reduce methane emissions in the wastewater sector., Dou Wenlong, TOVEN
42WastewaterNational Context in Mexico: Opportunities and Barriers, Adalberto Noyola, National Autonomous University of Mexico
43WastewaterCo-generation Utilizing Biogas from Sludge Treatment, Michael Theodoulou, Suez Water Treatment Solutions North America
44WastewaterOCWA/Stratford/GE: Energy Recovery and GHG Reduction Initiative, Indra Maharjan, Ontario Clean Water Agency
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Afternoon Sector Sessions

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45BiogasWelcome and Introductions, GMI Biogas Subcommittee Co-Chairs
46BiogasRenewable Natural Gas PanelThe Power of Organic Waste: Renewable Natural Gas, U.S. Perspectives on a Global Opportunity, Matt Tomich, President, Energy Vision
47BiogasRenewable Natural Gas PanelRicardo Hamdam, Sales Manager – North America, Hitachi Zosen Inova
48BiogasRenewable Natural Gas PanelThe RNG Opportunity, Jim Tweedie, Vice-President, Operations and Market Affairs, Canadian Gas Association
49BiogasMethane and Sustainable Development GoalsMethane and the Sustainable Development Goals, Ricardo Cepeda-Márquez, Director, Solid Waste Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
50BiogasMethane and Sustainable Development GoalsEnteric Methane and SDG's, Dr. Victoria Hatton, Senior Policy Analyst, International Environment & Policy, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries and Co-Chair to the CCAC Agriculture Initiative
51BiogasMethane and Sustainable Development GoalsCharacterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America, David Donaldson, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
52BiogasZooShare: North America’s 1st Zoo-Biogas PlantZooshare, an investment with pootential. Building North America's 1st zoo-biogas plant, Daniel Bida, Executive Director, ZooShare
53Coal MinesPanel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the IndustryOpening Remarks, Clark Talkington, Advanced Resources International
54Coal MinesPanel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the IndustryBarriers to Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Abatement Project Development: Project Developer Perspective, Mr. Dominique Kay, Biothermica
55Coal MinesPanel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the IndustryBarriers to Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Abatement Project Development: Technology Provider Perspective, Dr. Jin Yonggang, CSIRO Energy
56Coal MinesPanel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the IndustryAbandoned Mine Methane (AMM): Maximizing Gas Production, Michael Coté, Ruby Canyon Engineering
57Coal MinesPanel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner CountriesIntroductions, Felicia Ruiz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
58Coal MinesPanel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner CountriesCMM/CBM Development in Mongolia, Dr. Badarch Mendbayar, Mongolia Nature and Environment Consortium
59Coal MinesPanel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner CountriesStatus and Potential of Abandoned Mine Methane (AMM) Project Development in China, Liu Wenge, China Coal Information Institute
60Coal MinesPanel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner CountriesClosing Remarks
61Oil and Gas Keynote: IEA World Energy Outlook: Oil and Gas Methane Emissions and the Costs and Benefits of Mitigation, Christophe McGlade, International Energy Agency
62 Oil and Gas Policy Approaches and Project Financing: GMI Technical Session Opening Remarks, GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Co-Chairs, James Diamond, Canada Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and Ms. Paulina Serrano, PEMEX
63 Oil and Gas Topic I: Policy Approaches to Address Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector  Methane policy update: Baseline and outlook for G20 countries, Steven Knell, PhD., IHS Energy
64 Oil and Gas Topic I: Policy Approaches to Address Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector  National and Sub-National Policies to Reduce Wasted Gas, Jonathan Banks, Clean Air Task Force
65 Oil and Gas Topic II: Financial Mechanisms and Approaches to Project Financing  Tackling the Methane Challenge, Innovation in Financing Distributed Methane Reductions in the Oil & Gas Sector, Yvan Champagne, Bluesource Canada
66 Oil and Gas Topic II: Financial Mechanisms and Approaches to Project Financing  Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), Ms. Rosanna Fusco, ENI
67 Oil and Gas Topic II: Financial Mechanisms and Approaches to Project Financing  Innovative financial tool for compressor station retrofits, Mark Savage, John Crane Group and Ms. Lisa Ceglia, Smiths Group
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Closing Plenary: The Way Forward - Integrating environmental policy, technology innovation and project financing

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68 Merlin Cochran, Deputy Director General, Upstream Oil and Gas Division. Mexico Ministry of Enerqv (SENER)
69 Claudio Alatorre, Climate Change Lead Specialist, Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank
70 Dr. Rodolfo Lacy, Undersecretary SEMARNAT, Mexico
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Science Policy Dialogue

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71Opening Keynote and IntroductionDrew Shindell, CCAC SAP
72Session 1: Annual SLCP Science UpdateShonali Pachauri, SAP
73Session 1: Annual SLCP Science UpdateGraciela Binimelis de Raga, SAP
74Session 1: Annual SLCP Science UpdateA.R. Ravishankara, SAP
75Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway ApproachDrew Shindell/Nathan Borgford-Parnell, SAP
76Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway ApproachVigdis Vestreng, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Norway
77Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway ApproachDaniel Benefor, Senior Programme Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
78Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway ApproachSebastian Tolvett, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Chile
79Session 4A: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach: Considerations for PracticalJohan Kuylenstierna, SAP - Presentation on the SAP Pathway Paper
80Session 4A: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach: Considerations for PracticalAbraham Ortinez, Mexico
81Session 4A: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach: Considerations for PracticalSNAP Country Presentation
82Session 5A: Pathway Tools and MetricsPresentation on the SAP Pathway tool, Drew Shindell, CCAC SAP
83Session 5A: Pathway Tools and MetricsChris Malley, Researcher, Stockholm Environment Institute - Presentation on LEAP-IBC
84Session 5A: Pathway Tools and MetricsToshihiko Masui, Head of Integrated Environment & Economy Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan - Japan’s S12 project
85Session 6A: The Pathway Approach as a Catalyst for Urgent AmbitionRagnhild Marie-Falkenberg Valstad (TBC), Advisor, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Norway
86Session 6A: The Pathway Approach as a Catalyst for Urgent AmbitionTiy Chung, CCAC Communications Officer – communication strategy
87Session 6A: The Pathway Approach as a Catalyst for Urgent AmbitionDavid Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
88Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scaleAccounting and Spaceborne methodologies for closing the global methane budget, Dr. Benjamin Poulter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
89Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scaleChallenges and Opportunities for Methane Mitigation in the Oil and Gas Sector, Professor Matthew Johnson, Energy & Emissions Research Lab, Carleton University
90Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scaleComparison of reported Provincial-level emissions of methane in Alberta and Saskatchewan with estimates based on atmospheric observations, Doug Worthy, Environment and Climate Change Canada
99Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scaleMeasurements of Methane Emissions from Canadian Bakken Shale Oil Fields and Oil Sands Surface Mining Facilities, Stewart Cober, Environment and Climate Change Canada
92Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scaleGaSP: Methane Mitigation in the Atlantic Provinces, Dr. Grant Wach, GASP Project
93Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scalePolicy implications of methane quantification studies, Drew Nelson, Environmental Defence Fund (EDF)
94Session 4C: Addressing uncertainty in black carbon emissions, Implications for IPCC expert meeting on SLCPs and the futureKiyoto Tanabe, IPCC TFI Co-Chair
95Session 4C: Addressing uncertainty in black carbon emissions, Implications for IPCC expert meeting on SLCPs and the futureGraciela Binimelis de Raga, SAP
96Session 4C: Addressing uncertainty in black carbon emissions, Implications for IPCC expert meeting on SLCPs and the futureHarry Vallack, Stockholm Environment Institute
97Session 5C: Closing the loop: An integrated tool for improved national inventory reporting and emissions monitoring in support of the Paris AgreementPhil DeCola, University of Maryland – introduction to concept
98Session 5C: Closing the loop: An integrated tool for improved national inventory reporting and emissions monitoring in support of the Paris AgreementApplication at a national scale with reflections on NDCs and global stocktake
99Session 5C: Closing the loop: An integrated tool for improved national inventory reporting and emissions monitoring in support of the Paris AgreementApplication at the urban scale, Felix Vogel, Environment and Climate Change, Canada
100Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and marketsMethane Reductions in the Natural Gas Transmission, Distribution and Storage Sector, Jennifer Murphy, Enbridge and Chair of CEPA Methane Committee
101Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and marketsObservations from the Field on Getting Results in the Oil & Gas Sector, Yvan Champagne, President, Blue Source Canada
102Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and marketsThe Platform for Digital Commodities - Upstream Natural Gas, Jeff Cohen, Co-founder, XPansiv
103Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and marketsClimate finance to unlock methane projects - A World Bank perspective, Juha Seppälä, Carbon Finance Specialist, World Bank
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GMI Subcommittee Meetings

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104Biogas SubcommitteeCharges to Subcommittee
105Biogas SubcommitteeJoint CCAC Agriculture and GMI Biogas Subcommittee Brainstorming meeting, Jorge Antonio Hilbert
106Biogas SubcommitteeCCAC Bonn Communique, Chris Voell
107Oil and Gas SubcommitteeOil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting
108Oil and Gas SubcommitteeArgentina Update to the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Oil & Gas (O&G) Subcommittee
109Oil and Gas SubcommitteeKazakhstan Introduction to the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Oil & Gas (O&G) Subcommittee
110Oil and Gas SubcommitteeUkraine Introduction to the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Oil & Gas (O&G) Subcommittee, Ramazanov Vladyslav
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Closing Plenary

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111Session 7: Closing Plenary: Connecting the dots and driving action… policy, science and financingKatie Sullivan, IETA (Facilitator)
112Session 7: Closing Plenary: Connecting the dots and driving action… policy, science and financingThe Social Cost of Methane: Valuing Emissions to Reflect their Full Environmental Impact, Drew Shindell, CCAC SAP
113Session 7: Closing Plenary: Connecting the dots and driving action… policy, science and financingAudrey Mascarenhas, President & CEO, Questor Technology Inc.
114Session 7: Closing Plenary: Connecting the dots and driving action… policy, science and financingRyan McCarthy, Science and Technology Policy Advisor to the Chair at the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
115ClosingRelease of GMI communique and closing remarks, GMI and CCAC Co-Chairs
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