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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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CCAC

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition met following the Global Methane Forum. You can read an overview of their meeting on the CCAC website .

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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14 Agriculture Agriculture Digesters and Biogas: Driving Green Jobs in India, Kolluru Krishan, Skills Council for Green Jobs
15 Agriculture The ‘biogasdoneright’ concept, Bruce Dale, PhD, Michigan State University
16 Agriculture One 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
17 Agriculture RNG as a Transformative Force in the Ag Sector, Jennifer Green, Executive Director, Canadian Biogas Association
18 Coal Panel I: The Coal Industry and CMM Emissions Opening Remarks, Felicia Ruiz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
19 Coal Panel I: The Coal Industry and CMM Emissions Coal's Place in the Global Energy Mix, Scott Foster, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
20 Coal Panel I: The Coal Industry and CMM Emissions Global Project Scale and Emissions, Dr. Meredydd Evans, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
21 Coal Panel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project Implementation Opening Remarks, Michael Coté, Ruby Canyon Engineering
22 Coal Panel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project Implementation Enabling Policy Framework and the Role of Best Practices, Dr. David Creedy, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
23 Coal Panel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project Implementation Global Carbon Markets - Role of Offsets & CMM Opportunities , Ms. Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
24 Coal Panel II: Policy Drivers for Successful CMM Project Implementation Current and Potential Policy Impetus for CMM Recovery and Use Projects, Ms. Lisa DeMarco, DeMarco Allen, LLP
25 Municipal Solid Waste Financing SLCP Mitigation Projects in the Waste Sector, Ricardo Cepeda-Márquez, Director, Solid Waste Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
26 Municipal Solid Waste Overview of Barriers to Financing SLCP Mitigation in the Waste Sector, Tom Frankiewicz, USEPA, CCAC MSWI Co-Chair
27 Municipal Solid Waste Assessing Financial “Readiness” for Municipalities, Nadia Scharen-Givel, Abt Associates
28 Municipal Solid Waste Public Private Partnerships for Implementing Organic Waste Treatment Projects - Experience in Viña del Mar, Chile, Pablo Lopez Legarreta, Center for Clean Air Policy
29 Municipal Solid Waste City Testimonial: Naucalpan, Mexico, Roger Peniche Sala, City of Naucalpan, Mexico
30 Oil and Gas Opening Remarks, GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Co-Chairs, James Diamond, Canada Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ms. Paulina Serrano, PEMEX
31 Oil and Gas Keynote: Making The Match – Why Successful Climate Policy & Next Generation Innovation Depends On Current Technology, Jackson Hegland, Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance
32 Oil and Gas Topic 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)
33 Oil and Gas Topic I: Methane Leak Detection  Oil and Gas Case Study: Pilot projects on continuous emissions monitoring, Dean Jenkins, Encana Services Company Ltd.
34 Oil and Gas Topic I: Methane Leak Detection  SENTRY Case Study: BHGE Digital Methane Monitoring, Baker Hughes
35 Oil and Gas Topic II: Methane Measurement and Quantification  Overview of Fugitive Emissions Management, Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits
36 Oil and Gas Topic II: Methane Measurement and Quantification  Quantifying Global Methane Emissions, Drew Nelson, Environmental Defence Fund (EDF)
37 Oil and Gas Topic III: Best Management Practices in the Oil and Gas Sector Methane Management in Extractive Industries (Upstream Oil and Gas / Downstream Gas) - Joint UNECE/GMI Project, Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits
38 Oil and Gas Topic III: Best Management Practices in the Oil and Gas Sector Joint GMI/UNECE Best Management Practices Presentation – Upstream oil and gas, and downstream gas project, Michal Drabik, UNECE
39 Wastewater Addressing Technical and Financial Barriers to Methane Recovery Projects in the Wastewater Sector, Monica Shimamura, Administrative Support Group
40 Wastewater Breaking Down Barriers to Methane Capture in Chinese Cities , Jennifer Turner, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center
41 Wastewater Case Study: Yuliangzhou’s Sludge-to-Energy Plant in Xiangyang City, Practices to reduce methane emissions in the wastewater sector., Dou Wenlong, TOVEN
42 Wastewater National Context in Mexico: Opportunities and Barriers, Adalberto Noyola, National Autonomous University of Mexico
43 Wastewater Co-generation Utilizing Biogas from Sludge Treatment, Michael Theodoulou, Suez Water Treatment Solutions North America
44 Wastewater OCWA/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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45 Biogas Welcome and Introductions, GMI Biogas Subcommittee Co-Chairs
46 Biogas Renewable Natural Gas Panel The Power of Organic Waste: Renewable Natural Gas, U.S. Perspectives on a Global Opportunity, Matt Tomich, President, Energy Vision
47 Biogas Renewable Natural Gas Panel Ricardo Hamdam, Sales Manager – North America, Hitachi Zosen Inova
48 Biogas Renewable Natural Gas Panel The RNG Opportunity , Jim Tweedie, Vice-President, Operations and Market Affairs, Canadian Gas Association
49 Biogas Methane and Sustainable Development Goals Methane and the Sustainable Development Goals, Ricardo Cepeda-Márquez, Director, Solid Waste Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
50 Biogas Methane and Sustainable Development Goals Enteric 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
51 Biogas Methane and Sustainable Development Goals Characterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America, David Donaldson, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
52 Biogas ZooShare: North America’s 1st Zoo-Biogas Plant Zooshare, an investment with pootential. Building North America's 1st zoo-biogas plant, Daniel Bida, Executive Director, ZooShare
53 Coal Mines Panel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the Industry Opening Remarks, Clark Talkington, Advanced Resources International
54 Coal Mines Panel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the Industry Barriers to Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Abatement Project Development: Project Developer Perspective, Mr. Dominique Kay, Biothermica
55 Coal Mines Panel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the Industry Barriers to Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Abatement Project Development: Technology Provider Perspective , Dr. Jin Yonggang, CSIRO Energy
56 Coal Mines Panel III: Critical Technical Issues Impacting the Industry Abandoned Mine Methane (AMM): Maximizing Gas Production, Michael Coté, Ruby Canyon Engineering
57 Coal Mines Panel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner Countries Introductions, Felicia Ruiz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
58 Coal Mines Panel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner Countries CMM/CBM Development in Mongolia, Dr. Badarch Mendbayar, Mongolia Nature and Environment Consortium
59 Coal Mines Panel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner Countries Status and Potential of Abandoned Mine Methane (AMM) Project Development in China, Liu Wenge, China Coal Information Institute
60 Coal Mines Panel IV: Updates on Policies and Programs in Partner Countries Closing Remarks
61 Oil 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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71 Opening Keynote and Introduction Drew Shindell, CCAC SAP
72 Session 1: Annual SLCP Science Update Shonali Pachauri, SAP
73 Session 1: Annual SLCP Science Update Graciela Binimelis de Raga, SAP
74 Session 1: Annual SLCP Science Update A.R. Ravishankara, SAP
75 Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach Drew Shindell/Nathan Borgford-Parnell, SAP
76 Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach Vigdis Vestreng, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Norway
77 Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach Daniel Benefor, Senior Programme Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
78 Session 2: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach Sebastian Tolvett, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Chile
79 Session 4A: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach: Considerations for Practical Johan Kuylenstierna, SAP - Presentation on the SAP Pathway Paper
80 Session 4A: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach: Considerations for Practical Abraham Ortinez, Mexico
81 Session 4A: The Maximum Benefits Pathway Approach: Considerations for Practical SNAP Country Presentation
82 Session 5A: Pathway Tools and Metrics Presentation on the SAP Pathway tool, Drew Shindell, CCAC SAP
83 Session 5A: Pathway Tools and Metrics Chris Malley, Researcher, Stockholm Environment Institute - Presentation on LEAP-IBC
84 Session 5A: Pathway Tools and Metrics Toshihiko Masui, Head of Integrated Environment & Economy Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan - Japan’s S12 project
85 Session 6A: The Pathway Approach as a Catalyst for Urgent Ambition Ragnhild Marie-Falkenberg Valstad (TBC), Advisor, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Norway
86 Session 6A: The Pathway Approach as a Catalyst for Urgent Ambition Tiy Chung, CCAC Communications Officer – communication strategy
87 Session 6A: The Pathway Approach as a Catalyst for Urgent Ambition David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
88 Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scale Accounting and Spaceborne methodologies for closing the global methane budget, Dr. Benjamin Poulter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
89 Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scale Challenges and Opportunities for Methane Mitigation in the Oil and Gas Sector , Professor Matthew Johnson, Energy & Emissions Research Lab, Carleton University
90 Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scale Comparison of reported Provincial-level emissions of methane in Alberta and Saskatchewan with estimates based on atmospheric observations, Doug Worthy, Environment and Climate Change Canada
99 Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scale Measurements of Methane Emissions from Canadian Bakken Shale Oil Fields and Oil Sands Surface Mining Facilities, Stewart Cober, Environment and Climate Change Canada
92 Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scale GaSP: Methane Mitigation in the Atlantic Provinces, Dr. Grant Wach, GASP Project
93 Session 4B/5B: Methane Quantification and Measurements – linking the local and the global scale Policy implications of methane quantification studies, Drew Nelson, Environmental Defence Fund (EDF)
94 Session 4C: Addressing uncertainty in black carbon emissions, Implications for IPCC expert meeting on SLCPs and the future Kiyoto Tanabe, IPCC TFI Co-Chair
95 Session 4C: Addressing uncertainty in black carbon emissions, Implications for IPCC expert meeting on SLCPs and the future Graciela Binimelis de Raga, SAP
96 Session 4C: Addressing uncertainty in black carbon emissions, Implications for IPCC expert meeting on SLCPs and the future Harry Vallack, Stockholm Environment Institute
97 Session 5C: Closing the loop: An integrated tool for improved national inventory reporting and emissions monitoring in support of the Paris Agreement Phil DeCola, University of Maryland – introduction to concept
98 Session 5C: Closing the loop: An integrated tool for improved national inventory reporting and emissions monitoring in support of the Paris Agreement Application at a national scale with reflections on NDCs and global stocktake
99 Session 5C: Closing the loop: An integrated tool for improved national inventory reporting and emissions monitoring in support of the Paris Agreement Application at the urban scale, Felix Vogel, Environment and Climate Change, Canada
100 Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and markets Methane Reductions in the Natural Gas Transmission, Distribution and Storage Sector , Jennifer Murphy, Enbridge and Chair of CEPA Methane Committee
101 Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and markets Observations from the Field on Getting Results in the Oil & Gas Sector, Yvan Champagne, President, Blue Source Canada
102 Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and markets The Platform for Digital Commodities - Upstream Natural Gas, Jeff Cohen, Co-founder, XPansiv
103 Session 6C: IETA session – Private sector and markets Climate 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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104 Biogas Subcommittee Charges to Subcommittee
105 Biogas Subcommittee Joint CCAC Agriculture and GMI Biogas Subcommittee Brainstorming meeting, Jorge Antonio Hilbert
106 Biogas Subcommittee CCAC Bonn Communique, Chris Voell
107 Oil and Gas Subcommittee Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting
108 Oil and Gas Subcommittee Argentina Update to the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Oil & Gas (O&G) Subcommittee
109 Oil and Gas Subcommittee Kazakhstan Introduction to the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Oil & Gas (O&G) Subcommittee
110 Oil and Gas Subcommittee Ukraine Introduction to the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Oil & Gas (O&G) Subcommittee, Ramazanov Vladyslav
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Closing Plenary

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