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Experts' opinion about the 18th session and our work on CMM and Just Tranistion

CMM 18

Audio files with full statements available by clicking the pictures of the speakers.



Mr. Piotr Kasza, Director, Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute (INiG)

“… a lot of people from all around the world come to this session and present varying opinions, which provoke reflection on one’s own position, and thus give an opportunity for readjusting it….”



Ms. Ida Klockmann, Program Officer, Global Methane Hub

“… having a forum like this where stakeholders from governments, coal mine companies, civil society, and academia from all over the world and from different sectors are gathered has tremendous value in terms of taking forward the discussions about how we can reduce coal mine methane emissions and how we can do it in a way that is aligned with the principles of  just transition…”



Ms. Veronika Neumeier, Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

“… very engaging, lots of interesting conversations and data inputs from national perspectives …”

“… UNECE team has done an excellent job and made a lot of contribution in this area already …”


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Mr. Clark Talkington, Vice-President, Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI)

“… the value added […] is an opportunity to engage with other experts, whether they be mine owner operators, government officials, or equipment suppliers … [The Group] creates an important network of interested parties and helps with building commercial relationships …” 



Ms. Felicia Ruiz, Director, International Methane Partnerships and Outreach, Clean Air Task Force (CATF)

“… the way in which agenda was framed, not only to talk about the problems and solutions, but also about how we get access to funding, and how all of us could work better together as a community to reduce methane emissions, was very impressive …”

“… the expertise is sitting in this room … All of the people who are working on this issue from all aspects of the problem they convene here …”



Ms. Eleanor Whittle, Programme Lead, Ember

“… there were comments from coal companies that there needs to be more incentives rather than just penalties from regulation … we want to hear from those companies about what the incentives are or could be, and for this reason we need more coal mining companies in the Group of Experts because without their perspective and meaningful engagement we won’t be able to tackle the issue …”

“… if this Group can support more open dialogue between all the actors in the space that would be very useful …”


To visit the webpage dedicated to the 18th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition please click here