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EDF is going bold on climate at COP26.


It's where leaders from more than 190 countries are gathering in Glasgow — for the 26th annual United Nations climate talks — for two weeks starting Oct. 31. The national commitments to reduce emissions, along with the negotiations happening at the summit, will set the climate trajectory for our planet. EDF will be there with bold solutions, to ensure a vital earth for everyone.

Here's where you'll find us

  • METHANE PAVILION

    EDF is part of 30 groups calling for fast cuts in methane pollution, with events and an interactive climate satellite display.

  • NATURE PAVILION

    Tropical forests and natural climate solutions will be featured at this nature-focused space supported by EDF and others.

  • EDF ON THE GROUND AT COP

    Our experts are tracking the COP negotiations and engaging in discussions around methane, tropical forests and more.

Important COP26 events

Please join EDF and our partners. Details and registration links below. Featured events are in bold and underlined.

Monday, November 1

  • Sub-National Spotlight With Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT (5:30 AM – 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion about New Mexico’s efforts to reduce oil and gas methane emissions.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor, New Mexico
  • Sub-National Spotlight With Governor John Bel Edwards
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT (9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion about Louisiana’s climate and resiliency efforts.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • John Bel Edwards, Governor, Louisiana
  • Prospects for Article 6: COP-26 and Beyond
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM GMT (9:00 AM – 10:15 AM EST)

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    Michael Mehling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present findings from his recent paper with comments from Kelley Kizzier, Environmental Defense Fund, and Daniele Agostini, Enel, followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Robert Stavins, Harvard University.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Daniele Agostini, Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies, Enel
    • Kelley Kizzier, Vice President for Global Climate, EDF
    • Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Robert Stavins, Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
  • Opportunities Abound: Reducing Methane Emissions from Agriculture and Waste This Decade
    4:30 PM - 5:15 PM GMT (12:30 PM – 1:15 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    The science is clear on both the urgency of addressing methane emissions and the sectoral opportunities to achieve rapid reductions. This panel explores the strategies for reducing methane from agriculture and waste and considers what more is needed to push deep declines this decade that can deliver benefits to the climate and communities.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Dagmar Droogsma, AVP, European Strategy & Engagement, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
    • Nusa Urbancic, Campaigns Director, Changing Markets
    • Desmond Alugnoa, Co-Founder of the Green Africa Youth Organization and the Africa Program Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Tuesday, November 2

  • Catalysts, Collaborations, and Bottlenecks to Financing for NbS
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST)
    Livestream at Nature4Climate

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    A discussion panel to deliberate upon financing Nature Based Solutions (NbS) in India, Brazil, and South Africa to meet their land-based climate targets under the Paris Agreement. The Climate Action Tracker ranks the climate targets and policies in Brazil and India as “Highly Insufficient” and “Insufficient” in South Africa.

    Partners: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Columbia University (CU), , and International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Nitin Pandit, Director, ATREE
    • Richie Ahuja, Regional Director Asia, EDF
    • Durreen Shahnaz, Founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)
    • Ruth DeFries, Environmental Geographer, Columbia University
    • Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General (Research), ICRAF
  • In conversation with Diego Mesa, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT (5:30 AM – 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion about Colombia’s efforts to reduce methane in the oil and gas sector.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Jonathan Banks, International Director, Super Pollutants, Clean Air Task Force
    • Diego Mesa, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia
  • The U.S. Permian Climate Bomb
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM GMT (6:30 AM - 7:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Panel discussion featuring Sharon Wilson, Senior Field Advocate, Earthworks.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Sharon Wilson, Senior Field Advocate, Earthworks
  • Modelling Net-Zero Scenarios with Article 6 Compatible Carbon Markets
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM GMT (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST)

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    The session will present the latest results from the Article 6 economic modelling work carried out by the International Emissions Trading Association with the help of researchers and modellers from the University of Maryland / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The results were reviewed in virtual workshops throughout 2021, involving experts from several governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and businesses.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Dirk Forrister, President and CEO, IETA
    • Sha Yu, Research Scientist, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland
    • James Edmonds, Chief Scientist and Battelle Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • Luca Lo Re, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    • Ruben Lubowski, AVP, Natural Climate Solutions, EDF
    • Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Jeanette Pablo, Resident Senior Fellow, Clean Air Task Force
  • In conversation with Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency
    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT (11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A roadmap for methane pledge countries to rapidly reduce energy sector emissions.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Kalee Kreider,Senior Advisor, Global Optimism
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Tim Gould, Program Director, hief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency
  • Turning Pledges to Action
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Methane has arrived on the world’s stage. Now that 30 plus nations have committed to a collective effort to cut methane emissions 30% by 2030, attention turns to what individual countries will do to dig in and do their part. Leading policy experts discuss the accomplishment of the Global Methane Pledge and discuss what’s next for countries as they start to take concrete actions to deliver tangible reductions ahead of COP27.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Kalee Kreider,Senior Advisor, Global Optimism
    • Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Sarah Smith, Program Director, Super Pollutants, Clean Air Task Force
  • Searching for a New Model of International Cooperation with Developing Countries in the Forestry Sector to Address Climate Change
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST)

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    The forestry sector remains one of the most important sectors to address climate change as a cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and as a sector of low carbon growth in developing countries. However, the resource mobilization and engagement of key stakeholders are still challenging. This international seminar aims to provide innovative ways of promoting cooperation in the forestry sector in developing countries among the governments, international organizations, private sector, and experts.

    Partners: Center for Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Environmental Defense Fund, Asia-Europe Foundation, Global Green Growth Institute, Korea University GPSCS Program

  • Ambition Beyond COP26
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM GMT (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST)
    Location: US pavilion
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    This long-awaited conference is an opportunity for countries to deliver timely commitments that take us further toward achieving the Paris Agreement’s goals, but we already know that we will still be far off track by the end of COP26. This side event will focus on the Paris Agreement’s global stocktake (GST), the success of which depends on attention to urgency, opportunity, and near-term scalable action, including through enhanced NDCs and their effective implementation, as well as wider collective enhanced action. C2ES and EDF will further announce the launch of our GST project, which in 2022 and 2023 will help shape and support the Paris Agreement’s GST process by ensuring a strong focus on opportunities to scale up climate ambition in line with its long-term goals.

Wednesday, November 3

  • Building Consensus on What Good Looks Like for Credits From Tropical Forest Protection
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM GMT (4:30 AM - 5:30 AM EST)
    Livestream at Nature4Climate

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    Defining what “high-integrity” tropical forest credits look like is critical to mobilize finance to protect forests at a large scale, reduce emissions to the level the world needs, and support the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Participants will discuss the need for companies to accelerate action, and how companies can approach investments in high-integrity credits to ensure best outcomes for people and the planet.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: John Ehrmann, Senior Partner, Meridian Institute
    • Ruben Lubowski, AVP Natural Climate Solutions, EDF
    • Martha Dourados, Researcher, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental de Amazônia (IPAM)
    • Juan Carlos Jintiach, Advisor, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
    • Matt Arnold, Global Head, Impact Finance and Markets, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
    • Todd Stevens, Executive Director, Conservation Science and Solutions, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
    • Josefina Braña Varela, Vice President and Deputy Lead, Forests, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
    • Craig Hanson, Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • In Conversation with Chief Executive Officer of Ecopetrol Felipe Bayón
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT (5:30 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion about Ecopetrol’s work on methane and how it supports The Government of Colombia’s global commitments.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Felipe Bayón, CEO, Ecopetrol
  • In Conversation with Chief Sustainability Officer of Petronas Charlotte Wolff-Bye
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM GMT (6:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion on Petronas’ execution of its Net Zero 2050 aspiration.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Chief Sustainability Officer, Petronas
  • In conversation with Antha Williams, Global Head of the Environment Program at Bloomberg Philanthropies
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (6:30 AM - 7:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    The International Methane Observatory (IMEO) is a data-driven, action-focused UNEP initiative to enable and catalyse targeted and ambitious actions to reduce human-made emissions of methane, starting with the energy sector.

    A discussion with Antha Williams, Global Head of the Environment Program at Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Antha Williams, Global Head of the Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Methane Removal Imperative
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT (7:00 AM - 8:45 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Why methane removal is needed to keep warming below 1.5 degrees, and how research and governance are evolving to enable it.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Daphne Wysham, CEO, Methane Action
    • Dr. Lena Hogland-Isaakson, Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
    • Prof. Matthew Johnson, University of Copenhagen
    • Dr. Renaud de Richter, Senior Scientist, Methane Action
    • Dr. Shaun Fitzgerald, Center for Climate Repair, Cambridge
    • Dr. Maarten Van Herpen, Senior Scientist, Methane Action
  • The State of Global Methane Emissions
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM GMT (8:00 AM - 8:45 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    The International Methane Observatory (IMEO) is a data-driven, action-focused UNEP initiative to enable and catalyse targeted and ambitious actions to reduce human-made emissions of methane, starting with the energy sector.

    IMEO takes an innovative approach to address the methane emissions problem and create a global public dataset of empirically verified methane emissions by collecting, integrating, and reconciling data from different sources, including scientific measurement studies, satellites, national inventories and rigorous industry reporting through the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP2.0).

    IMEO's first annual report “An Eye on Methane” presents a pathway to achieve deep reduction of methane emissions from the fossil fuel sector that can contribute to closing the emissions gap and reduce warming in the short term. To do this, we need a strong basis for action grounded on improved emissions data. IMEO will act as an independent and trusted entity to integrate data and track progress against commitments.

    The Chair of IMEO’s Scientific Oversight Committee, Dr. Steven Hamburg, details these findings and IMEO’s revolutionary approach to combining data and targeted action to address methane emissions.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Steve Hamburg, Chief Scientist, EDF
  • Can Border Measures Address Leakage, Equity, and Encourage Ambition
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GMT (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST)

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    Ambitious policies to achieve net-zero emissions are at risk if trade leads to large emission increases in less ambitious jurisdictions (leakage). Based on new modeling results, this event will examine whether border measures effectively respond to leakage, equity, and ambition concerns.

  • Methane Leakages from Oil and Gas Across Europe – and What to do About Them
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM GMT (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST)
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    Methane is the second biggest contributor to the climate crisis, responsible for about 0.5°C of human-caused global heating so far. One of the main emitters of the powerful greenhouse gas is the oil and gas sector, where methane can leak across the whole supply chain – during extraction, transport, storage and use. The extent to which such leakages occur is only vaguely known, with companies often reporting emissions only on the basis of calculations as opposed to actual measurements. Where measurements are being done, they often show higher emission rates than previously anticipated.

    Clean Air Task Force has been undertaking observations of oil and gas infrastructure across Europe since the beginning of 2021, using an infrared camera to detect sources of methane pollution. The results published so far call into question the clean slate of the EU on the matter, showing significant emissions at gas infrastructure sites across several European countries.

    This digital event will present and discuss the results of the methane campaign led by Clean Air Task Force. Speakers and panelists will discuss the findings as well as possible ways to tackle the methane problem in Europe in order to fulfill the Paris Climate Agreement. A closer look will be taken at the German findings as the main gas hub of Europe.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Lisa Tostado, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
    • Constantin Zerger, Head of Energy and Climate Protection Department, Deutsche Umwelthilfe
    • James Turitto, Campaign Manager, Super Pollutants, Clean Air Task Force
    • Brendan Devlin, Strategy and Foresight Counsellor in the Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
    • Nicola Armaroli, Italian National Research Council
  • In conversation with Ryan Panchadsaram, co-author of Speed & Scale
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A presentation on Speed & Scale: A Global Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now, a new book dedicated to understanding how countries can employ transparent Objective and Key Results frameworks to meet methane commitments.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, EDF
    • Ryan Panchadsaram, co-author of Speed & Scale

Thursday, November 4

  • In conversation with Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner of California
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 5:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion of Commissioner Lara’s work establishing California’s 2030 methane targets, the importance of super pollutant emissions reductions to our climate goals, and how his work with international leaders informs his climate agenda.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Katelyn Roedner, Senior Manager, U.S. Region, EDF
    • Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner of California
  • In conversation with Larry Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM GMT (6:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Katelyn Roedner, Senior Manager, U.S. Region, EDF
    • Larry Kramer, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Need for Speed
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM GMT (6:30 AM - 7:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Reducing Methane to Bend the Warming Curve to Avoid Climate Feedbacks and Tipping Points. Little time is left to bend the warming curve before self-reinforcing feedbacks take over and we start passing irreversible climate tipping points. This panel will discuss what’s at stake and why methane has emerged as the strongest lever to reduce near-term warming and help save the Arctic and other critical, vulnerable ecosystems.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Dr. Tim Lenton, Director of the Global Systems Institute & Chair in Climate Change and Earth System Science, University of Exeter
    • Pam Pearson, Director International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
    • Sara Smith, Program Director, Super Pollutants Clean Air Task Force
    • Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
  • Global Philanthropy: Catalyzing Methane Emissions Reduction for a More Equitable, Sustainable Future
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM GMT (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Reducing methane emissions quickly is among the most effective steps we can take right now to address these challenges and slow global warming. That is why more than 20 philanthropic organizations from across the globe have committed more than $223 million to build on action to reduce methane emissions globally, and to support the Global Methane Pledge, a commitment made by more than 30 nations to reduce their methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 and limit warming to 0.2℃ by 2050. Panelists will discuss:

    • The role that global philanthropy is playing in addressing the urgency of methane emission reduction – and the impacts of climate change writ large.
    • Why philanthropic funding, in coordination with nation- and private-sector led ambition, can drive positive outcomes in regions that contribute the least to climate change, but are the most impacted by its effects.
    • What swift philanthropic action can do to accelerate the pace and scale of science-based, solutions-driven emissions reduction initiatives.
    Speakers/Panelists
    • Kate Hampton, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
    • Per Heggenes, Chief Executive Officer, IKEA Foundation
    • John Palfrey, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    • Larry Kramer, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    • Special video presentation by: Richard H. Lawrence, Jr., Founder and Director, High Tide Foundation
  • Carbon markets & net-zero: trends and prospects in the domestic, international and voluntary markets
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM GMT (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST)
    Location: EU pavilion Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
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    Carbon markets are set to contribute significantly to reaching net-zero by mid-century. Exploiting their potential requires robust domestic and international policy frameworks across the compliance and voluntary space. We discuss how existing carbon markets can help achieve NZE, including through high quality carbon credits, the integration of carbon removals, and major carbon market integration.

    Partners: ICAP, EUI, EDF, WWF, Oeko Institut, IETA, DG Clima EC

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist, EDF
    • Jane Ellis, Principal Analyst, Climate Change, OECD
    • Dirk Weinreich, Head of Division, Legal Issues Climate Policy and Energy, Climate Legislation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany
    • Stefano De Clara, Head of Secretariat, ICAP
    • Simone Borghesi, Director of the Florence School of Regulation, Climate, EUI
    • Stefano Verde, Deputy Director of the Florence School of Regulation, Climate, EUI
    • Brad Schallert, Director, Carbon Market Governance and Aviation, WWF
  • In conversation with Jason Anderson, ClimateWorks Foundation
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM GMT (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Jason Anderson, Program Director, Governance & Diplomacy and Super Pollutants, ClimateWorks Foundation will be interviewed by Sarah Smith, Program Director, Super Pollutants, Clean Air Task Force

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Sarah Smith, Program Director, Super Pollutants, Clean Air Task Force
    • Jason Anderson, Program Director, Governance & Diplomacy and Super Pollutants, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • The Space Race to Save the Climate
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM GMT (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A panel discussion about the new wave of methane-detecting satellites.

    Growing demand for reliable methane emissions data on a global scale has given rise to a new wave of methane detecting satellites. While all are designed to improve methane measurement, each one has distinct capabilities and purpose. Panelists will compare different satellite approaches, how they complement one another, and the various applications and insights they can provide for stakeholders including industry, regulators, investors and the public.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Steven Hamburg, MethaneSAT
    • Riley Duren, Carbon Mapper
    • Stéphane Germain, GHGSat
    • Antoine Rostand, Kayrros

Friday, November 5

  • Methane Hunting in Europe
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT (5:30 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Interviewing James Turittto, Clean Air Task Force's methane hunter in Europe. In 2021, James has documented methane emissions from oil and gas facilities in 12 European countries, shattering the perception that methane was a problem consigned to big oil & gas producing countries like Russia and the USA.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: John Ainger, Bloomberg
    • James Turitto, CATF
  • Methane Hunters: Making the Invisible Visible
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM GMT (6:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Sharon Wilson, Senior Field Advocate, Earthworks
  • Tropical Forest Protection - How to Determine What Good Looks Like for Carbon Credits
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM GMT (7:30 AM - 8:45 AM EST)

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    This event will explore how ensuring high quality in tropical forest credits, including through establishing REDD+ jurisdictional and nested systems, can mobilize finance to protect and restore forests at scale, while supporting and respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. During this event, participants will share perspectives and lessons-learned on key topics related to protecting forests at scale.

    Partners: Conservation International, Earth Innovation Institute

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Christina Ender, Regional Climate Change Advisor (Africa), Conservation International
    • Ruben Lubowski, AVP, Climate & Forests Chief Nat. Resource Economist, EDF
    • Juan Carlos Jintiach, Technical Advisor, Global Alliance of Territorial Communities; Technical Advisor, Coordinating Committee of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
    • Dr. Chris Kiptoo, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya
    • Dan Nepstad, President and Founder, Earth Innovation Institute
  • Tracking Methane Progress Through the International Methane Emissions Observatory
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM GMT (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    As countries and companies, including the signatories of the Global Methane Pledge, commit to reducing their methane emissions, verifying and tracking their progress is becoming increasingly important. Using a revolutionary data approach, IMEO will create a public dataset of empirically verified methane emissions that will support this effort and help catalyze deep reductions in methane emissions globally.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Dagmar Droogsma, AVP, European Strategy & Engagement, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
    • Andris Piebalgs, Chair of the IMEO Implementation Committee
  • ASEA: Regulating Methane
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM GMT (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
    Livestream at MethaneMoment.org

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    The regulator at a national level, Agency for Safety of Energy and Environment (ASEA) will explain in detail how the regulations to reduce methane emissions have been designed to reduce pollution in the Mexican oil and gas industry.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Jonathan Banks, International Director, Super Pollutants, CATF
    • Dora Luz Llanes Herrera, Agencia de Seguridad, Energía y Ambiente
  • Driving Climate Action with Data – the Role of the International Methane Emissions Observatory
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM GMT (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST)
    Location: European Commission Pavilion (Hall 4, PV 12)

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    A discussion.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Andris Piebalgs, Chair, IMEO Implementation Committee
    • Dr. Steven Hamburg, Chair, Science Oversight Committee International Methane Emissions Observatory, Chief Scientist, EDF
    • Inger Anderson, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
    • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry: A Vision for the Future
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST)
    Livestream at U.S. Center

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    A panel discussion about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to climate change in the agriculture sector.

    Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, this panel will highlight the role of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food supply chains and producers in reducing emissions and building resilience to climate impacts already affecting the global ag sector. Panelists will share perspectives on USDA’s climate strategy and the recently announced Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
    • Callie Eideberg, Director of Climate-Smart Agriculture Policy, EDF
    • Rob Larew, President of National Farmers Union
    • Ben Fargher, Vice President, Sustainability for Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America
  • How to Slow Down Climate Change: Cut Methane
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM GMT (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST)
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    Cutting carbon dioxide has been the mainstream focus of combating climate change, but its benefits are largely in protecting future generations, with limited benefits to the countless people worldwide who are suffering from climate change right now. But a rapid, full-scale effort to cut methane emissions with existing technologies can immediately slow down the rate of global warming – in fact by as much as 30% by midcentury! Upcoming technologies like MethaneSAT, a cutting-edge methane emissions tracking satellite in development right now, will help detect and measure methane emissions globally, with unprecedented precision, and therefore accelerate emissions reductions. Ilissa Ocko, Senior Climate Scientist and the Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies at the Environmental Defense Fund, will discuss her research about the impact of methane on climate change and how we can slash emissions from energy, waste, and agriculture, even as work continues to reduce carbon dioxide. Britt Groosman is Vice President of Climate-Smart Agriculture at Environmental Defense Fund where she leads development of environmentally and economically sound solutions for the global agriculture sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Ilissa Ocko, Senior Climate Scientist and the Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies, EDF
    • Britt Groosman, Vice President of Climate-Smart Agriculture, EDF
  • Tools for Implementation
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    The readily available proven methodologies and frameworks to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector will be showcased. Governments can make use of them to bring down emissions in their countries.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Olga Gassan-Zade, Carbon Limits; Christophe McGlade, IEA
    • Alfredo Miranda, Clean Air Task Force
  • The Triple Win Scenario: Catalyzing Action for Clean Air, Health and Climate
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)
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    Join WHO Director Dr. Maria Neira, WRI CEO Ani Dasgupta and youth and civil society representatives for a conversation on the synergies between climate, public health and air quality action. During the discussion, the speakers will explore the need to engage allies beyond the traditional environmentally focused regulators and agencies to find enduring solutions to climate change that offer immediate public health and development benefits.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Disha Shetty, Independent Science Journalist
    • Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
    • Dr. Maria Neira, Department of Public Health and Environment Director, World Health Organization
    • Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Co-Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation
    • Olumide Idowu, Nigerian Climate Change Champion

Saturday, November 6

  • An abundance of co-benefits, NbS for livelihoods, nutritional outcomes, ecosystem services and employment
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST)
    Livestream at Nature4Climate

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    As developing countries come on the cross-roads of economic growth while attempting to mitigate climate change, it is important to note the co-benefits that can be achieved by implementing nature-based solutions that are scientifically vetted as well as socially appropriate. The panel presents such co-benefits to make a strong case to implement NbS for meeting NDCs targets.

    Lead: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

    Partners: EDF, Columbia University (CU), Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), and International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Nitin Pandit, Director, ATREE
    • Richie Ahuja, Regional Director Asia, EDF
    • Durreen Shahnaz, Founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)
    • Ruth DeFries, Environmental Geographer, Columbia University
    • Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General (Research), ICRAF
  • Decarbonizing Energy, Growing Resilience: Corporate perspectives on how to increase reliability and resilience of a cleaner energy grid
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM EST)
    Location – Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion

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    Achieving resilience in the energy sector to ensure equitable access to energy while enabling decarbonization means deploying technology and modernizing grids through a public-private process and allocating appropriate financial incentives tailored to local conditions. This event will bring together sectoral experts and industry leaders to discuss how efforts to decarbonize the electricity sector can be achieved to build a more resilient, affordable, and sustainable energy sector. This session will include opening remarks from industry leaders, followed by moderated panel discussions.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Verena Radulovic, Vice President for Business Engagement, C2ES
    • Nat Keohane, President, C2ES
    • Larry Culp, CEO, General Electric (pre-recorded remarks)
    • Pedro Pizarro, President and CEO, Edison International
    • Roger Martella, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Electric
    • Drew Murphy, Senior VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Edison International
    • Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Senior Manager U.S. Climate, EDF
  • Building Climate Action Ambition Through Forest Climate Solutions
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT (7:00 AM - 8:30 AM EST)
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    The role of forests in helping achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement is clear, and well-structured international cooperation can help accelerate this potential. During this session, participants will share new quantitative analysis and perspectives on how high-integrity forest climate solutions, including different approaches and mechanisms, can help enhance global climate action ambition.

    Lead: EDF

    Partners: IETA, CI, WWF, TNC, Mercator Research Institute for Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Ruben Lubowski, AVP Natural Climate Solutions, EDF
    • Josefiña Brana-Varela, Vice President and Deputy Lead, Forests, WWF (moderator)
    • Will Turner, SVP, Center for Natural Climate Solutions & Senior Scientist, Conservation International (CI)
    • Sabine Fuss, Head of working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
    • Pradeepa Bholanath, Senior Director on Climate, Guyana Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions – Launch
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM GMT (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST)
    Location – The Climate Pledge Theatre, Hall 5

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    The Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions (BASCS) aims to gather and disseminate information and opportunities for and from peers, practitioners, and experts, including sharing best practices, funding opportunities, and research and insights to scale and improve climate solutions. To bridge the gap in climate finance, BASCS connects and supports existing initiatives and the surrounding community of practice by providing a central, neutral platform for businesses and experts to meet, learn, discuss, and act together. BASCS was founded by Amazon, Disney, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Salesforce, Workday, Environmental Defense Fund, United Nations Environment Programme, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), with global sustainable business organization BSR serving as Secretariat.

Monday, November 8

  • Sub-national Carbon Pricing Leadership and Cooperation
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (4:30 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
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    Join legislative, business and environmental leaders for the latest on subnational carbon pricing in North America. Speakers will discuss the new cap-and-invest program in Washington State and take stock of the Western Climate Initiative, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Transportation Climate Initiative. Learn about provisions to promote equity in carbon markets, as well as what is on the horizon for each of these leading market mechanisms.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, International Emissions Trading Association
    • Reuven Carlyle, Senator, State of Washington
    • Eduardo Garcia, Assemblymember, 56th California Assembly District
    • Dawn Euer, Senator, State of Rhode Island
    • Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Senior Manager, U.S Climate, EDF
  • Meeting the Methane Moment with Equity Through the US Justice40 Initiative
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM EST)
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    Energy, agriculture and waste have been identified as key sectors for global methane reduction while leaders, investors and scientists are teeming with ideas on how to get it done. Can we also use this energy and commitment as an opportunity to also improve the health and economic circumstances among vulnerable populations? Join EDF for an engaging conversation with US Environmental Justice experts and White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council members on how the Justice 40 program can be the vehicle to reduce Methane and provide an example of implementing environmental justice in frontline communities. This event will be live-streamed.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Heather McTeer Toney, Vice President of Community Engagement, EDF
    • Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder & Executive Director, WeACT for Environmental Justice, Vice-Chair EDF Board of Trustees, Co-Chair White House Environmental Justice Council
    • Dr. Beverly Wright, Executive Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Co-Chair of National Black Environmental Justice Network, Member White House Environmental Justice Council
    • Dr. Bob Bullard, Founder of the Bullard Center for Environmental Justice Network, Co-Chair of National Black Environmental Justice Network, Member White House Environmental Justice Council
    • Catherine Flowers, Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice; MacArthur Fellow; Author, “Waste—One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret”; Member, White House Environmental Justice Council
  • Building the Methane Movement
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GMT (7:00 AM - 7:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Civil society groups around the world are becoming louder on methane and demanding fast action from governments. Join us to learn what brings diverse partners together around this issue in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and what is being done to ensure the Global Methane Pledge sparks action on the ground.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Gustavo Alanis Ortega, Director Ejecutivo, Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C.
    • Jorge Daniel Taillant, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights and Environment
    • Sarah Smith, Program Director, Super Pollutants, Clean Air Task Force
    • Tim Grabiel, Senior Lawyer, Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Scaling CONSERV: A new model to curb legal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST)
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    In October 2020, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and Woodwell Climate Research Center launched the CONSERV initiative. The initiative uses financial incentives to pay agricultural producers to preserve forests that could be legally deforested inside their farms. During this session, participants will discuss CONSERV’s progress to date and plans to scale it throughout Brazil, as well as share demand-side insights and co-benefits perspectives.

    Lead: IPAM

    Partners: Woodwell, EDF, Wellington Management, Produce, Conserve, Include

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Stephan Schwartzman, Senior Director, Tropical Forest Policy, EDF
    • Marcelo Stabile, Researcher, IPAM
    • Jenny Xie, Climate Physical Risk Analyst, Sustainable Investment Team, Wellington Management
    • Glenn Bush, Environmental Economist, Woodwell Climate Research Center
    • Marcela Paranhos, Investment Committee Coordinator, Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI) Institute
  • From Pledges to a Pathway for India with Ecological Restoration of 26MHa
    2:10 PM - 3:25 PM GMT (9:10 AM - 10:25 AM EST)
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    A discussion panel to deliberate on: What are the financial, institutional and governance bottlenecks to ecological restoration in India, and operationalizing a roadmap to achieve India’s land-related climate pledges of restoration of 26 MhA of degraded land and sequestering 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent from additional forest and tree cover by 2030? How to target ecological restoration amidst land scarcity and complex socio-ecological context? Identifying transition costs and financing mechanisms for large-scale restoration and streamlining finance through innovative financing mechanisms and private-public partnerships. Ecological restoration as a means for livelihood, employment, and improved health outcomes along with environmental benefits.

    Lead: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

    Partners: EDF Columbia University (CU), Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), and International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Nitin Pandit, Director, ATREE
    • Richie Ahuja, Regional Director Asia, EDF
    • Ruth DeFries, Environmental Geographer, Columbia University
    • Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General (Research), ICRAF
  • UNFCCC Side Event: Transform to Net Zero: Accelerating Non-Party Stakeholder Action for 1.5°C
    3:00 PM - 4:15 PM GMT (10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST)
    Location: Clyde Auditorium

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    Key industry leaders from Transform to Net Zero, the World Economic Forum and the Business Ambition for 1.5 Campaign will address the leadership required to achieve an inclusive, net zero economy by 2050, and the need for robust long-term and interim targets and the reduction of supply chain emissions.

    Partners: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the World Economic Forum

  • Exploring threats to forest conservation in Indigenous Territories in the Amazon
    3:35 PM - 4:45 PM GMT (10:35 AM - 11:45 AM EST)
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    Amazon Indigenous territories and protected areas form an effective barrier against deforestation and comprise an unparalleled wealth of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. Our panel of Indigenous leaders and environmentalists will discuss unprecedented threats to these lands from mining, logging, land grabbing and infrastructure projects and potential solutions for their long-term sustainability.

    Partners: Health and Harmony, COICA, Xypaia People, Climate Change Institute of the Government of Acre

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Stephan Schwartzman, Senior Director, Tropical Forest Policy, EDF
    • Juan Carlos Jintiatch, Technical Advisor to COICA; Technical Advisor to the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities
    • Marcelo Salazar, Brazil Program Coordinator, Health in Harmony
    • Juma Xypaia, Xipaia People
    • Francisca Oliveira de Lima, Leader of the Arara Peoples; President of the GCF Task Force Regional Committee for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Brazil; Head of the Department, Institute of Climate Change, Acre, Brazil

Tuesday, November 9

  • How Ghana Envisions Fulfilling the Global Methane Pledge
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT (4:30 AM - 5:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
    Livestream at MethaneMoment.org

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    The Environmental Protection Agency will share its thoughts on the challenges they envision in reducing methane emissions and how their international collaboration can support these efforts.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Jonathan Banks, International Director, Super Pollutants, CATF
    • Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
  • Acting on the Global Methane Pledge: Next Steps to Quickly Cut Methane This Decade
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM - 6:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    Now that the Global Methane Pledge has been formally launched, please join us for a discussion with leading experts from within the United States' efforts to cut methane on what world governments can do to turn ambition into action.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Rick Duke, Senior Director and White House Liaison for the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
    • Drew Shindell, Special Representative for Methane Action, Climate & Clean Air Coalition and Professor at Duke University
    • Anthony Agotha, Member of the Cabinet of the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans
  • Carbon Border Measures: Policies to Combat Leakage and Encourage Climate Ambition
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST)
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    Border measures have made headlines in recent months as countries pursue policies that square global climate action with international economic activity. These measures aim to create a more even playing field across international trade by preventing leakage of economic activities away from countries with ambitious climate policies.

    This RFF Live event taps experts across three continents to discuss recent border measure proposals across the European Union and in the United States. As conversations unfold at COP26, join us for this webinar to explore border measures and their impact on competitiveness, carbon leakage, and economic activity in developing countries.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Ray Kopp, Senior Fellow and Director, Comprehensive Climate Strategies Program, Resources for the Future
    • Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist, EDF
    • Jos Delbeke, European University Institute and Professor Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    • Keigo Akimoto, Group Leader/Chief Researcher, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
    • Francesco Bosello, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • The Imperative to Reduce Methane Now
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A discussion.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Drew Shindell, Nicholas Distinguished Professor of Earth Science, Duke University
    • Nathan Borgdorf-Parnell, Science Affairs Coordinator, Climate & Clean Air Coalition
  • Subnational Governments and the Global Methane Pledge
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A panel discussion amongst subnational leaders on how they’re addressing methane from the oil & gas and agriculture sectors, how methane fits into their overall GHG reduction strategies, and how subnational governments can play a significant role in supporting the Global Methane Pledge.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Matt Watson, Vice President, Energy Transition, EDF
    • Karen Ross, Secretary of Food and Agriculture, California
    • Jeremy Hewitt, Assistant Deputy Minister for Climate Change, British Columbia

Wednesday, November 10

  • Ensuring an Effective Global Stocktake: What Role for Civil Society & the Climate Science Community?
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: EU pavilion Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
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    Panelists will discuss how civil society and climate scientists can contribute to an effective global stocktake (GST), with inputs from the independent Global Stocktake on non-party contributions to the GST - from the EU climate researchers on how climate science can support the GST and net zero strategies through C2ES introducing their new GST project. Followed by a Q&A.

  • In conversation with Tero Mustonen, Snowchange
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
    Livestream at MethaneMoment.org

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    A discussion on the impacts of methane emissions on indigenous communities in the Arctic Region.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Jorge Daniel Taillant, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights and Environment, Climate Justice Policy Advisor, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
    • Tero Mustonen, Snowchange
  • The Methane Pledge and Environmental Justice: Challenges in Addressing Climate Equity through GHG Reduction Strategies
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A roundtable panel and discussion to focus on short term global climate and GHG reduction policies and strategies, the emerging global methane pledge, and what it means for frontline communities suffering the impacts of polluting emissions.

  • Linking Air Quality Management to Climate Change Mitigation
    12:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT (7:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST)
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    Air pollutants and greenhouse gases are often emitted from the same sources, such as coal-fired power plants and diesel-fueled vehicles. Fine particles are the most damaging air pollutants to health responsible for more than 90% of the approximately 7 million premature deaths per year caused by air pollution. Methane is a precursor of ground-level ozone and is 80 times more potent at warming the planet than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. Exposure to ozone causes some 1 million premature deaths every year. Furthermore, some components of fine particles, such as black carbon, are also powerful short-lived climate pollutants. Reducing fine particles therefore helps to achieve local benefits of improving air quality and health, and global benefits of climate change mitigation. These linkages between air pollution and climate pollutants call for integrated approaches to air quality management and climate change mitigation, to ensure that global benefits of air quality management are realized, and at the same time, climate change mitigation choices do not result in increased local air pollution and harm to health.

    The main objective of this event is to call for action by COP26 to catalyze clean air efforts around the world to simultaneously achieve climate, health and sustainable development goals.

    Partners: World Bank, OECD, WHO, WRI, Clean Air Fund, and UNEP

  • Reporting on Methane
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    After years on the back burner, methane is having a moment. World governments are committing to the Global Methane Pledge, countries are enacting methane standards, and global scientific bodies are sounding the alarm bell on the need to cut methane emissions rapidly. Hear from leading reporters on the methane beat about their work reporting on methane, and what they've seen at COP26 so far.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Valerie Volcovici, Reuters
    • Joseph Yo, Climate Home
  • Leading the Way to the Future of Flight
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST)
    Location: US Pavilion
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    If you flew to Glasgow, join the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA)to learn how you can play your part in decarbonizing the future of flight . SABA is uniting top airlines and customers on a mission to advance investment in and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Our panel discussion will unveil major new announcements and updates about SABA's expanding work to ensure that businesses, organizations and even individuals can invest in high-integrity SAF to meet their climate goals.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Fred Krupp, President, EDF
    • Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, United States Department of Transportation (TBC)
    • Bryan Fisher, Managing Director, RMI
    • Kim Carnahan, Head of Secretariat, SABA
    • Kara Hurst, Vice President, Amazon; Head of Worldwide Sustainability
    • Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines
    • Diana Rakow, Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Alaska Airlines

Thursday, November 11

  • In conversation with U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GMT (7:00 AM - 7:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
    Livestream at MethaneMoment.org

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    A discussion on the importance of federal oil and gas methane rules and how they will help the U.S. achieve its climate targets.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Fred Krupp, President, EDF
    • Michael Regan, U.S. EPA Administrator
  • Linking Air Quality Management to Climate Change Mitigation
    12:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT (7:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST)
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    Air pollutants and greenhouse gases are often emitted from the same sources, such as coal-fired power plants and diesel-fueled vehicles. Fine particles are the most damaging air pollutants to health responsible for more than 90% of the approximately 7 million premature deaths per year caused by air pollution. Methane is a precursor of ground-level ozone and is 80 times more potent at warming the planet than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. Exposure to ozone causes some 1 million premature deaths every year. Furthermore, some components of fine particles, such as black carbon, are also powerful short-lived climate pollutants. Reducing fine particles therefore helps to achieve local benefits of improving air quality and health, and global benefits of climate change mitigation. These linkages between air pollution and climate pollutants call for integrated approaches to air quality management and climate change mitigation, to ensure that global benefits of air quality management are realized, and at the same time, climate change mitigation choices do not result in increased local air pollution and harm to health.

    The main objective of this event is to call for action by COP26 to catalyze clean air efforts around the world to simultaneously achieve climate, health and sustainable development goals.

    Partners: World Bank, OECD, WHO, WRI, Clean Air Fund, and UNEP

  • Scaling-Up Climate Action on Methane Emissions in Agriculture – A California Perspective
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM GMT (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST)
    Location: Methane pavilion (Hall 5, PV 90)
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    A joint interview with Liane M. Randolph, Chair of the California Air Resources Board and Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, on how their agencies are working together to reduce methane emissions in California's agriculture sector.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Moderator: Jorge Daniel Taillant, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights and Environment
    • Liane M. Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board
    • Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary

Friday, November 12

  • Climate mitigation in EU and global shipping
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
    Location: EU Pavillion

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    Environmental Defense Fund will present the challenge of bringing global shipping's emissions to a declining trajectory and the role of ambitious EU and global action. The Foundation will present the contribution that voluntary carbon markets can have in complementing the transition, and industry partners will talk about steps towards taking shipping & logistics to a zero/low carbon future.

    Partner: Stiftung Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Panos Spitilios, Global Climate Shipping Manager, EDF
    • Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO, Torvald Klaveness
  • New Fuels for a Better Aviation: The Case for Using Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT (5:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST)
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    Aviation is on an irreversible path towards decarbonisation. Sustainable Aviation Fuels will be instrumental in reaching sizable emission reductions with the current fleet, and in contributing for the implementation of long-term targets. However, policy action worldwide is incipient, and a lot needs to be done to foster uptake of SAF. Join us for a lively discussion with key stakeholders worldwide.

    Speakers/Panelists
    • Filip Cornelis, Director for Aviation, European Commission
    • Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, Airlines for Europe
    • Kelley Kizzier, Vice President for Global Climate, EDF
    • Karl Hauptmeier, Managing Director, Norsk e-Fuel AS