2024 CanCH4 Symposium Special Event: EU-Canada Dialogue on MethaneEU-Canada Dialogue on Methane

Following the success of the B2B Sessions in Calgary in March, the EU-Canada Dialogue on Methane returns with a new policy discussion on May 15: Methane emissions reporting: identifying blind spots in data collection and addressing challenges in harmonizing global reporting frameworks.

The session is a hybrid event, hosted in collaboration with the Carleton University in Ottawa, as part of the 2024 CanCH4 Symposium. This workshop, the fifth in these series, will consist of a 2-hour hybrid panel discussion gathering scientists, consultants, and policy experts to delve into the current challenges and explore actionable strategies to enhance methane emissions reporting in the oil and gas industry. Specifically, panelists will discuss blind spots in current methane data collection methods and ways to streamline and harmonize reporting frameworks for more accurate and reliable methane emission inventories globally.

Further information about the workshop agenda, including confirmed speakers, can be found in the Concept Note. As usual, a Background Paper will be circulated among participants upon registration to provide more context and stimulate discussion.

About the Activity

Funded by the European Union, the European Union Climate Dialogues project (EUCDs) – EU-Canada Methane Activity promotes collaboration and understanding between European and Canadian policymakers and businesses on reducing methane emissions by implementing the Global Methane Pledge.

The Activity is part of the EU Climate Dialogues project (EUCDs) between the EU and 19 EU partner countries including Canada. The EUCDs was launched in 2022 with the following objectives:

  • Facilitate exchanges on climate policy options, expertise, success stories, and good practices between the EU and non-EU economies to enable policy shifts in partner countries.
  • Advance bilateral trade, investment, and innovation in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
  • Improve public awareness, including in the business community, of the challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Within the scope of these objectives, the EUCDs supports activities that facilitate technical cooperation among key stakeholders in the EU and partner countries. This initiative comes as the European Union is working towards the adoption of a new regulation on methane emissions reduction in the energy sector and Canadian mitigation efforts are gaining momentum, with work underway to promulgate regulations to achieve the country’s 2030 methane emission reduction targets.

More information on the EU-Canada cooperation on energy issues and on this Activity in particular can also be found on the European Commission’s dedicated web page.