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6th Session Group of Experts on Gas

6th Session Group of Experts on Gas

25 - 26 March 2019
Salle XI, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

The UNECE Group of Experts on Gas examines the critical role of gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The sixth session will focus on: 

  • Role of gas in improving urban air quality
  • Best practices in managing methane emissions along the gas value chain
  • Synergies between gas and renewable energy
  • Global perspectives on the sustainable production and consumption of pipeline gas and LNG
  • Biogas, hydrogen and other emerging issues

Lunchtime event: Brainstorming on the Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement
25 March 2019 from 13.30-14.30, Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Workshop on managing methane emissions in the gas sector (27 - 27 March 2019), Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Documents

Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information PDF    
Timetable and Speakers PDF    
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the sixth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/1
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fifth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Executive Committee      
Strategic Review of ECE Sub-programme 5-Sustainable Energy (version 6 March 2019) Word    
Item 8: Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Oil and Gas Subcommittee of the GMI      
Methane Management in Extractive Industries: Best practice Guidance-Overview
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/3
PDF PDF PDF
Item 17: Adoption of the Report and close of the meeting      
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/2 PDF PDF PDF
Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information PDF    
Timetable and Speakers PDF    
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the sixth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/1
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fifth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Executive Committee      
Strategic Review of ECE Sub-programme 5-Sustainable Energy (version 6 March 2019) Word    
Item 8: Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Oil and Gas Subcommittee of the GMI      
Methane Management in Extractive Industries: Best practice Guidance-Overview
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/3
PDF PDF PDF
Item 17: Adoption of the Report and close of the meeting      
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/2 PDF PDF PDF

Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 2: Opening remarks       
H.E. Mr. Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, Secretary-General, OAPEC PDF    
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Item 5: The role of gas in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals      
Steven Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund PDF    
Sid-Ahmed Hamdani, Gas Exporting Countries Forum PDF    
Pakinam Kafafi, TAQA Arabia, Egypt PDF    
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Item 6: Exploring synergies between gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency      
Walburga Hemmetsberger, CEO, Solar Power Europe PDF    
Alfonso Vigre, Naturgy, Spain PDF    
Hannes Mac Nulty, Vice-Chair, GoE on Energy Efficiency  PDF    
Boyko Nitzov, ACER PDF    
Brainstorming on the Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement      
Item 7: Promoting sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of gas      
Margarita Hoffmann, Wintershall PDF    
Piotr Kus, Gaz-System, Poland  PDF    
Vugar Veysalov, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG PDF    
Amir Foster, Israel Assoc. of Oil & Gas, Israel PDF    
Alberto Morales, SIPA CapstoneProject, Columbia University PDF    
Item 8: Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Oil and Gas Subcommittee of the Global Methane Initiative      
Monica Shimamura, GMI Administrative Support Group PDF    
Item 9: The role of gas in improving urban and indoor air quality      
Tatiana Khanberg, International Gas Union (IGU) PDF    
Jean-Marc Boucheret, IVECO PDF    
Carlos Alberto Trevino Medina, México PDF    
İrde Çetintürk Gürtepe, Turkey PDF    
Item 10: Emerging issues – hydrogen      
Kamila Piotrowska, IOGP PDF    
Stine Grenaa Jensen, Energinet, Denmark PDF    
Alena Fargère, Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit, Air Liquide PDF    
Item 12: Workplan for 2020-2021      

Lukasz Kroplewski, Vice-chair, Group of Experts on Gas

PDF    
Item 13: Update on activities in ECE member States, gas industry and organizations      
Tour de table (+ Columbia University LNG survey)      
Wael Hamed A. Moati, OAPEC PDF
Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 2: Opening remarks       
H.E. Mr. Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, Secretary-General, OAPEC PDF    
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Item 5: The role of gas in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals      
Steven Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund PDF    
Sid-Ahmed Hamdani, Gas Exporting Countries Forum PDF    
Pakinam Kafafi, TAQA Arabia, Egypt PDF    
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Item 6: Exploring synergies between gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency      
Walburga Hemmetsberger, CEO, Solar Power Europe PDF    
Alfonso Vigre, Naturgy, Spain PDF    
Hannes Mac Nulty, Vice-Chair, GoE on Energy Efficiency  PDF    
Boyko Nitzov, ACER PDF    
Brainstorming on the Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement      
Item 7: Promoting sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of gas      
Margarita Hoffmann, Wintershall PDF    
Piotr Kus, Gaz-System, Poland  PDF    
Vugar Veysalov, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG PDF    
Amir Foster, Israel Assoc. of Oil & Gas, Israel PDF    
Alberto Morales, SIPA CapstoneProject, Columbia University PDF    
Item 8: Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Oil and Gas Subcommittee of the Global Methane Initiative      
Monica Shimamura, GMI Administrative Support Group PDF    
Item 9: The role of gas in improving urban and indoor air quality      
Tatiana Khanberg, International Gas Union (IGU) PDF    
Jean-Marc Boucheret, IVECO PDF    
Carlos Alberto Trevino Medina, México PDF    
İrde Çetintürk Gürtepe, Turkey PDF    
Item 10: Emerging issues – hydrogen      
Kamila Piotrowska, IOGP PDF    
Stine Grenaa Jensen, Energinet, Denmark PDF    
Alena Fargère, Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit, Air Liquide PDF    
Item 12: Workplan for 2020-2021      

Lukasz Kroplewski, Vice-chair, Group of Experts on Gas

PDF    
Item 13: Update on activities in ECE member States, gas industry and organizations      
Tour de table (+ Columbia University LNG survey)      
Wael Hamed A. Moati, OAPEC PDF

GMI Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS