Global Methane Assessment - EU Press Briefing

5 May, 2021
16:00 CEST
16:45 CEST
Online event

EMBARGOED PRESS BRIEFING ON GLOBAL METHANE ASSESSMENT 

The Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are releasing a Global Methane Assessment on 6 May 2021 (details for main launch event here).

The Global Methane Assessment is a major new global study led by Professor Drew Shindell. It was produced by a team of scientists from leading research centres around the world.

The findings in the Assessment are the result of modelling that uses five state-of-the art global composition-climate models to evaluate changes in the Earth’s climate system and surface ozone concentrations from reductions in methane emissions.

The Assessment includes major implications for the mitigation plans in three crucial global sectors for climate change: fossil fuels, agriculture, and waste management. It also presents startling evidence of the huge health and economic impacts of methane emissions worldwide.

AGENDA FOR EMBARGOED PRESS BRIEFING ON 5 MAY 2021

1. Key findings of the Methane Assessment (15 minutes)
2. Overview of how the study was done (5 minutes)
3. Implications for the EU (15 minutes)
4. Q&A (10 minutes)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Professor Drew Shindell // Head of Scientific Advisory Panel @ Climate & Clean Air Coalition
Jutta Paulus // Member of European Parliament (Greens, Germany)
Jonathan Banks // International Director, Super Pollutants @ Clean Air Task Force
Constantin Zerger // Head of Energy and Climate Change @ Deutsche Umwelthilfe


By registering to join this event, you are agreeing to observe the embargo for the report, which lifts at 17:30 CEST on May 6, 2021. An embargoed copy of the Assessment can be shared in advance; please contact tiy.chung@un.org.

Event contact

Tiy Chung,
Communications Officer
+33 6 26 71 79 81
Tiy.Chung [at] un.org
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