Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas production to consumption is key to slow down global heating. Shutting down the most immediate, unabated emissions of the greenhouse gas methane can be done at no net cost and it has enormous potential in terms of climate policy, but the industry does not exhaust all options to reduce methane leakages. The EU is planning to deliver binding legislation to this end, covering also gas imports.
The goal of the web event is to present concrete policy proposals for a methane charge and a performance standard. Speakers will present and comment on results of a study proposing an EU instrument to charge for upstream methane emissions and set a default value regarding leakage rates of gas imports.
· Jutta Paulus, Member of European Parliament
· Carolin Schenuit, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS) / Green Budget Germany, think tank
· Constantin Zerger, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) / Environmental Action Germany, NGO
· Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund, NGO
The event under the auspices of Jutta Paulus, MEP, will be co-hosted by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation European Union and Deutsche Umwelthilfe and take place online on 4 October 2021 from 2:30 until 4:00 pm CEST.
Lisa Tostado from Heinrich-Böll-Foundation European Union will moderate the discussion.
More information and speakers: https://calendar.boell.de/en/eu-methane-legislation