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5th Session Group of Experts on Gas

5th Session Group of Experts on Gas

22 - 23 March 2018
Salle V, 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 and provides a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue on ways to promote sustainable and clean production and consumption of gas in the UNECE region. The fifth session will feature panel discussions on: 

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


Workshop on reducing methane emissions from the gas sector (English only)
A workshop on reducing methane emissions from the gas sector will be held the day before, on 21 March, in the same venue (Salle V). This event is a follow-up to the industry workshop held in July 2017 in Madrid. 

Documents

Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information PDF    
Detailed Timeline PDF    
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the fifth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/1
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2017/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 9: Activities and priorities of the UNECE, its EXCOM and the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Implications of a possible upgrade of the Group of Experts on Gas to a Working Party
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/3
PDF PDF PDF
Item 14: Adoption of Conclusions and Recommendations      
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the fifth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG.5/2018/INF.1 as at 16 March 2018
PDF    
Item 15: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the fifth session of the Group of Experts on Gas PDF  
Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information PDF    
Detailed Timeline PDF    
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the fifth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/1
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2017/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 9: Activities and priorities of the UNECE, its EXCOM and the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Implications of a possible upgrade of the Group of Experts on Gas to a Working Party
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2018/3
PDF PDF PDF
Item 14: Adoption of Conclusions and Recommendations      
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the fifth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG.5/2018/INF.1 as at 16 March 2018
PDF    
Item 15: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the fifth session of the Group of Experts on Gas PDF  

Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 2: Opening remarks        
Francisco de la Flor García, Chair, Group of Experts on Gas PDF    
H.E. Mr. Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, Secretary General, OAPEC PDF    
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Item 4: Role of gas in attaining Sustainable Development Goals      
Lorena Perez Bajo, IPIECA PDF    
Tania Fernandez, Enagas PDF    
Maxim Titov, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia PDF    
Brian Murphy, ERVIA, Ireland PDF    
Brendan Devlin, Directorate General Energy, European Commission      
Dmitry Sokolov, Gas Exporting Countries Forum PDF    
Item 7: Best practices in managing methane emissions along the gas value chain      
Anna Korre, Imperial College, United Kingdom      
Mel Ydreos, International Gas Union      
Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits, Norway  PDF    
Michal Drabik, UNECE PDF    
James Diamond, GMI Co-chair, Canada PDF    
Steve Hamburg, Environmental Defence Fund, United States PDF    
Item 5: Promoting sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of gas and LNG      
Kanat Botbaev, Expert – Transit, Energy Charter Secretariat      
Wael A. Moati, Gas Industries Expert, OAPEC PDF    
Alan Lau, Anglo Euro Energi, Indonesia      
Russel Roth, Department of Energy, United States      
Item 8: Role of gas in improving urban air quality      
Mel Ydreos, International Gas Union PDF    
Jessica Lewis, World Health Organization PDF    
Item 9: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Torstein Indrebo Norway PDF    
Item 10: Exploring synergies between gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency      
Stine Grenaa Jensen, Energinet, Denmark PDF    
Jacobo Rubio Fernandez, Enagas, Spain PDF    
Andrea Gerini, NGVA Europe PDF    
Nazir Ramazanov, Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on RE      
Item 11: Emerging issues      
Jan Liebetrau, European Biogas Association PDF    
Johan Holstein, DNV GL PDF  
Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 2: Opening remarks        
Francisco de la Flor García, Chair, Group of Experts on Gas PDF    
H.E. Mr. Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, Secretary General, OAPEC PDF    
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Item 4: Role of gas in attaining Sustainable Development Goals      
Lorena Perez Bajo, IPIECA PDF    
Tania Fernandez, Enagas PDF    
Maxim Titov, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia PDF    
Brian Murphy, ERVIA, Ireland PDF    
Brendan Devlin, Directorate General Energy, European Commission      
Dmitry Sokolov, Gas Exporting Countries Forum PDF    
Item 7: Best practices in managing methane emissions along the gas value chain      
Anna Korre, Imperial College, United Kingdom      
Mel Ydreos, International Gas Union      
Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits, Norway  PDF    
Michal Drabik, UNECE PDF    
James Diamond, GMI Co-chair, Canada PDF    
Steve Hamburg, Environmental Defence Fund, United States PDF    
Item 5: Promoting sustainable and clean production, distribution, and consumption of gas and LNG      
Kanat Botbaev, Expert – Transit, Energy Charter Secretariat      
Wael A. Moati, Gas Industries Expert, OAPEC PDF    
Alan Lau, Anglo Euro Energi, Indonesia      
Russel Roth, Department of Energy, United States      
Item 8: Role of gas in improving urban air quality      
Mel Ydreos, International Gas Union PDF    
Jessica Lewis, World Health Organization PDF    
Item 9: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
Torstein Indrebo Norway PDF    
Item 10: Exploring synergies between gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency      
Stine Grenaa Jensen, Energinet, Denmark PDF    
Jacobo Rubio Fernandez, Enagas, Spain PDF    
Andrea Gerini, NGVA Europe PDF    
Nazir Ramazanov, Chair, UNECE Group of Experts on RE      
Item 11: Emerging issues      
Jan Liebetrau, European Biogas Association PDF    
Johan Holstein, DNV GL PDF