Regretfully, the Global Methane Forum 2020, including the workshop on Abandoned Mine Methane and Mine Closure, will not take place as scheduled this March in Geneva, due to public health concerns related to coronavirus.
We appreciate the strong interest and support for this event, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
It is our intent to reschedule the Global Methane Forum to take place in 2021; please visit this page for updates.
Within the framework of the Global Methane Forum 2020 (GMF 2020) the Group of Experts on CMM will organize a full-day workshop on Abandoned Mine Methane and Mine Closure focusing on designing and financing AMM projects, as well as on standards for mine closure.
The event will address the following topics:
- Environmental Aspect of AMM;
- Designing AMM Projects;
- Financing AMM Projects;
- Standards for Mine Closure.
For more details please see a draft agenda in the tab below.
To register for the workshop please visit a page dedicated to the Global Methane Forum where you can register for the Forum. Please remember that registration is obligatory and can be done directly at: https://uncdb.unece.org/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=UeGSOo. Kindly note that once you register for the Forum, a badge that you will pick up at the gate will be valid for the whole week (23-27 March 2020) allowing you to attend all the events, including the workshop on Abandoned Mine Methane and Mine Closure.
To learn more about the Global Methane Forum 2020 please visit a page dedicated to the event.
Please note that the workshop will be a continuation of the event titled Post-Mining Perspectives: Capture and Use of Abandoned Mine Methane and Mine Reclamation and Revitalization of Post Mining Areas that is to be held within the framework of the XXIX School of Underground Mining on 26 February 2020 in Cracow, Poland.
More about the Group's work on AMM can be found here. At the dedicated page you will get an access to the newly issued document Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Recovery and Use from Abandoned Coal Mines. Please see also a press release announcing issuance of the document.