The upgraded EU 2030 climate goals require at least a 35-37% reduction in methane emissions in the next decade compared to 2005 levels. The upcoming EU legislation will step up and synchronise the actions in the EU in three key areas: Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV), Leak Detection and Repair Programmes (LDAR), and routine venting and flaring. The European Commission is also considering measures to reduce emissions from the imported natural gas.
However, the adoption of new legislation alone does not guarantee a qualitative shift and effective implementation. All actors involved should be well-prepared and motivated. However, a lot could be done even before the legislation comes into force, e.g. by committing to voluntary industry initiatives such as the OGMP2.0. The webinar will address all areas that will be and may be covered by the upcoming EU legislation: from MRV to treatment of the imported gas.
The purpose of the seminar is to identify the areas where further work by the EU, Member States, and the industry may be needed to successfully implement the forthcoming EU legislation, which the EU Commission will present by the end of 2021.
Moderation: Andris Piebalgs, Florence School of Regulation
Andris Piebalgs | Florence School of Regulation
Kitti Nyitrai | European Commission
Nicolás González Casares | European Parliament
Urška Dolinšek | Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Marco La Cognata I ARERA/CEER
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt I Baker McKenzie
Karolina Cegir I Energy Community
Session 3: The perspective of the industry
Muhunthan Sathiamoorthy| BP
Francisco de la Flor | Enagás / Gas Infrastructure Europe
Eva Hennig | Thüga / Eurogas
Dagmar Droogsma | Environmental Defense Fund
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