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The CCAC’s seven Hubs address agriculture, cooling, fossil fuel, heavy-duty vehicles, household energy, waste and national planning. Through these Hubs, the CCAC aims to advance action on SLCPs mitigation in key sectors. For more information about the Hubs, visit the About the Hubs page.
The Fossil Fuels Hub brings together governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations along with private sector leaders to promote significant reductions in methane and black carbon emissions from the oil and gas sector.
Reducing SLCP emissions from fossil fuels
An estimated 122 Mt of methane was emitted by the fossil fuel sector (oil, gas, and coal) in 2010, approximately 37% of total anthropogenic methane emissions. This is projected to increase to 142Mt by 2030. If all current technological options are deployed (maximum technically feasible scenario) 2030 methane emissions could decrease by 101 Mt (-71%). To be consistent with 1.5 ̊C scenarios, by 2030 methane from the fossil fuel sector needs to be reduced by at least 65% (55% - 75%) compared to 2010 levels. Up to 80% of oil and gas measures and up to 98% of coal measures are low or negative cost. By 2030 reductions from the sector could avoid 0.14 ̊C of warming and prevent 151,460 premature deaths.
The Fossil Fuel Hub is co-led by Colombia, European Commission, Norway, and United States. Co-leadership by countries ensures government engagement and ownership of the solutions. Co-leads provide valuable insights into the policy process to help ensure implementation is practical from a national perspective.
The Fossil Fuel Leadership Group consists of both state and non-state members that provide guidance and expertise, and connect the Hub to activities underway beyond the CCAC.
To achieve 45% emissions reductions in methane emissions over estimated 2015 levels by 2025 and 60-75% reductions by 2030.
Action to achieve these goals:
Thanks the CCAC’s work, a growing number of international oil and gas companies are taking voluntary steps to integrate methane management in their operations and working with partners to raise the issue across the entire gas supply chain. Industry has also created its own platforms, like the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), and the Methane Guiding Principles (MGP). These developments have led CCAC partners to promote wider endorsement of ambitious targets from governments and industry.
Key achievements include:
Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.
Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.
Nigeria committed to reducing the emission of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) emanating from activities and processes within its border, which has informed the preparation of National SLCP...
Methane, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential more than 80 times higher than CO2 over a 20-year time frame, is responsible for half a degree Celsius of warming to date. Methane’s...
This report is a product of the Global Methane Assessment (GMA) that details projections of anthropogenic methane emissions through 2030 under various baseline scenarios and assesses the...
A first-of-its-kind guide for businesses to measure air pollutant emissions across value chains. Developed by the CCAC, Stockholm Environment Institute, and IKEA Group, this guide enables...
Leading Approaches to Regulate Methane Emissions in the Oil and Gas Sector and Recommendations for Colombia
The Country Methane Abatement Tool (CoMAT) empowers governments with the ability to estimate how much methane pollution they can reduce from their country’s oil and gas industries, even when...
Based on lessons learned from the Nigeria example and also from gathered information from Mexico and other countries that are in more advanced stages of developing policies for methane abatement...