Methane Transparency: A Revolution in Data and Regulation in the Energy Sector?



  • Stefan Wenzel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action


  • Andras Rozmer, Senior Expert, Green Transition, Division European External Action Service
  • Giulia Ferrini, International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) Manager of UNEP's Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0
  • Constantin Zerger, head of energy and climate protection Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. - DUH)

The event will be conducted in English language.


Session Description

Reduction of methane emissions in the energy sector is a key prerequisite for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Necessary technologies to reduce around 70% of methane emissions of the fossil fuel sectors are available and to large extent cost-effective. However, so far fossil fuel industries have been slow in addressing methane emissions and governments lax in setting up regulatory answers and MRV standards. Ongoing advancement of measurement technology – from cameras to satellites- are massively improving data availability and hence transparency of methane emissions. The Methane Alert Response System developed by the International Methane Emissions Observatory, IMEO, is one powerful example, stirring up public attention by identifying super emitting events and large continuous leaks. New data transparency will also be used by the civil society to call companies and governments to act. The proposed EU Methane Regulation should increase transparency within EU MS and from 2027 onwards also for fossil fuel imports. The session will deal with the potentials of the Import-side of the draft EU Methane Regulation to reduce methane emissions as well as the role of data transparency for methane abatement and the perspectives of civil society on enhanced transparency and data availability.


Registration for on-site participation will close on Thursday, 14.03.,  6 pm CET


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