Global Methane Regulation: Updates from COP28 and an Analysis of the New Regulations

January 31, 2024 11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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An ELI Public Webinar

Methane is the primary component of natural gas and is estimated to be responsible for one-third of the global rise in temperatures from greenhouse gases. Though shorter-lived than carbon dioxide, it is much more potent, so methane reductions are critically needed to slow climate change. The Global Methane Pledge was launched by the United States and European Union at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26); countries joining commit to voluntarily take actions to contribute to a collective goal of reducing global emissions by at least 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030. At COP28’s Global Methane Pledge Ministerial, many strategies to cut emissions were announced, including the European Union’s first-ever adoption of methane regulations and a final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce methane from the oil and gas industry.

Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists to discuss announcements from the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial and to analyze these new regulations. How did the final EPA rule change from proposed rules? How do the European Union regulations compare to those in the United States? What strategies are other countries employing to reduce emissions, and are these efforts on track to meet 2030 goals? Our experts will discuss these questions and many more.

Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy, Ford School, University of Michigan, Moderator
Tomás Carbonell, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Stationary Sources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kyle Danish, Partner, Van Ness Feldman
Isabel Mogstad, Senior Manager, Policy and Federal Government Affairs, BP
Romina Picolotti, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development 

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