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16th Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane

03 March (10:00) - 04 March (18:00) 2021
Tempus 2, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Sixteenth Annual Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane will be held on 3-4 March 2021 in Geneva and online. The session will be organized through Interprefy and will offer simultaneous translation (ENG/RUS/FR). Registration is mandatory for all participants. To attend please register here
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During the session the secretariat will provide an overview of recent activities of the Committee on Sustainable Energy following its twenty-ninth session, 25-27 November 2020, as well as any decisions taken related to the work of the Group of the Experts including by the Executive Committee of ECE. On the first day (3 March) the Group of Experts will also review new developments in methane management in selected countries and will explore their plans for the future of their coal sector. The day will close with a discussion on potential involvement of the Group of Experts in current and future methane-related activities and initiatives being undertaken worldwide and that help attain the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

On 4 March, the Group will review the accomplishments achieved under the 2020-2021 work plan and discuss its work plan for 2022-2023. The above-mentioned review will include reports on activities by International Centres of Excellence on CMM (ICE-CMM) in Poland and China. The preparation of the new work plan will be accompanied by a discussion on the Group’s future and the scope of its mandate. That item will be followed by the eleventh joint meeting of the Group of Experts on CMM and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Coal Subcommittee. 

Workshop on “Energy Transition with special focus on the coal sector” will be held in English only on 5 March 2021 in Geneva and online.
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Document Title & Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Item 1. Adoption of the agenda       
Agenda for the sixteenth session
Timetable - Draft as of 23 December 2020 PDF    
Report of the 15th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane 
Item 3.  Opening remarks      
Opening Remarks by Mr. Raymond Pilcher, Chair of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane PDF    
Item 13. Adoption of conclusions and recommendations       
Draft conclusions and recommendations PDF PDF PDF
Item 14. Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Draft Report of the 16th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane