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  • Welcome to Canada’s new Global Methane Initiative co-chair, Ms. Helen Ryan!

    In September 2018, Ms. Ryan was appointed as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Protection Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Her responsibilities include greenhouse gas and air pollution regulations, oil and gas, transportation, electricity, environmental emergencies, as well as providing advice on plastics and waste. In Ms. Ryan’s previous role as Director General of the Energy and Transportation Directorate at ECCC, she provided policy advice and led the development and implementation of regulations and standards to reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, oil and gas, and electricity sectors in Canada. She has held a number of executive positions over the past 16 years with ECCC and Health Canada including: Executive Director Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division; Director Strategic Policy; and Director Risk Assessment Bureau for Consumer Product Safety. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Ms. Ryan spent 13 years with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton where she established the Sewer Use and Source Control Program and managed the region wastewater treatment facility. Ms. Ryan started her career at the Ministry of Environment of Ontario where she worked as an abatement officer, environmental planner and program manager.
  • The Oil & Gas Subcommittee held a Webinar Meeting on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

  • We welcome Canada’s new Global Methane Initiative co-chair, Mr. Daniel Wolfish! Mr. Wolfish has over 19 years of policy and regulatory experience. In January 2018, he was appointed Director General of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Prior to this appointment he was the Director General for Multilateral and Bilateral Affairs where he supported the department and the Minister in several international discussions, including in the development of the North American Joint Statement on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment. Mr. Wolfish has managed a number of regulatory programs in ECCC and in Health Canada. He graduated from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
  • Coal Subcommittee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 24-25 September, 2018

  • The Oil & Gas Subcommittee facilitates cooperative mitigation activities that result in bringing more gas to markets. Subcommittee activities include encouraging collaboration among delegates from Partner Countries and Project Network members to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove technical and non-technical barriers to oil and gas sector methane mitigation project development. The Subcommittee adopted a new Action Plan on April 18, 2018.

  • Presentations from the Global Methane Forum are available on the GMF site.
The following announcements are listed for reference purposes only.
Please be advised that GMI does not review or update the content of past announcements.