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Announcements

  • Welcome to Canada鈥檚 new Global Methane Initiative co-chair, Ms. Helen Ryan!

    In September 2018, Ms. Ryan was appointed as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Protection Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Her responsibilities include greenhouse gas and air pollution regulations, oil and gas, transportation, electricity, environmental emergencies, as well as providing advice on plastics and waste. In Ms. Ryan鈥檚 previous role as Director General of the Energy and Transportation Directorate at ECCC, she provided policy advice and led the development and implementation of regulations and standards to reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, oil and gas, and electricity sectors in Canada. She has held a number of executive positions over the past 16 years with ECCC and Health Canada including: Executive Director Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division; Director Strategic Policy; and Director Risk Assessment Bureau for Consumer Product Safety. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Ms. Ryan spent 13 years with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton where she established the Sewer Use and Source Control Program and managed the region wastewater treatment facility. Ms. Ryan started her career at the Ministry of Environment of Ontario where she worked as an abatement officer, environmental planner and program manager.
  • The Oil & Gas Subcommittee held a Webinar Meeting on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.


  • We welcome Canada鈥檚 new Global Methane Initiative co-chair, Mr. Daniel Wolfish! Mr. Wolfish has over 19 years of policy and regulatory experience. In January 2018, he was appointed Director General of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Prior to this appointment he was the Director General for Multilateral and Bilateral Affairs where he supported the department and the Minister in several international discussions, including in the development of the North American Joint Statement on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment. Mr. Wolfish has managed a number of regulatory programs in ECCC and in Health Canada. He graduated from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
  • Coal Subcommittee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 24-25 September, 2018

  • The Oil & Gas Subcommittee facilitates cooperative mitigation activities that result in bringing more gas to markets. Subcommittee activities include encouraging collaboration among delegates from Partner Countries and Project Network members to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove technical and non-technical barriers to oil and gas sector methane mitigation project development. The Subcommittee adopted a new Action Plan on April 18, 2018.

  • Presentations from the Global Methane Forum are available on the GMF site.
The following announcements are listed for reference purposes only.
Please be advised that 亚美体育 does not review or update the content of past announcements.
  • REGISTER NOW for the Global Methane Forum to be held April 16鈥18, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Join your fellow methane experts and policy-makers from around the world to discuss options for methane reduction and abatement activities. Organized by the Global Methane Initiative, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and the Government of Canada, the Forum will be held back-to-back with a CCAC Working Group Governance meeting, which will take place at the same venue on April 19鈥20. Details about the sessions and speakers and hotel accommodations are now available.
  • The 亚美体育 Steering Committee Meeting took place on 8 December 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The 亚美体育 Biogas Subcommittee Meeting was held on 27-28 September in Maryland, U.S.
  • The Best Practices in Coal Mine Methane Drainage and Utilization Workshop was held on 23-25 September in Tianjin, China. The workshop coincided with the opening of the and the .
  • The was held on 27 April 2017 as an Internet session/webinar. The meeting included discussion of the following topics:
    • Biogas Subcommittee structure and management, including introductions of new leadership
    • Overall 亚美体育 vision for biogas work and ongoing activities
    • Discussion of in-person Biogas Subcommittee meeting, tentatively planned for September 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) in conjunction with ISWA World Congress/WASTECON
    • Updates from country delegates
    • A presentation describing small-scale agriculture projects in the Philippines

    Presentation: (PDF, 1.1 MB, 27pp)
    Minutes: (PDF, 84kB, 2pp)
    VIDEO:

  • The Best Practices in Coal Mine Methane (CMM) Drainage and Utilization workshop was held on 7-9 June 2017 in Katowice, Poland. The workshop coincided with the opening of the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (ICE-CMM). The principal role of the Centre will be to actively support the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe鈥檚 Group of Experts on CMM in its capacity building activities.
  • We have a new look! The 亚美体育 is excited to launch a redesign of our website. Now, you can quickly access information and resources using the streamlined navigation bar and the integrated search. Use the search to find documents, project descriptions, events, and points of contact — all from one place. Our new website also works better on your laptops, tablets, and phones. (December 2016)
  • Learn about the 亚美体育鈥檚 strategic alliances with the CCAC and UNECE and other related international programs. (December 2016)
  • The 亚美体育 recently attended the in Paris, France. View a . (November 2016)
  • A new tool is available for MSW. Overview of Anaerobic Digestion for Municipal Solid Waste (PDF, 98 pp. 2.1MB) reviews the basics of anaerobic digestion (AD), its processes and technologies, and identifies the benefits of AD. (November 2016)
  • An updated version of the Coal Mine Methane Mitigation and Utilization Technologies and Project Profiles is available (July 2016)
  • 亚美体育 is pleased to officially welcome Canada as the newest Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the next two years. The ASG wishes to thank Canada for taking on this new leadership role! (June 2016)
  • 亚美体育 exhibited at UK AD & Biogas 2016 on 6-7 July in Birmingham, UK. Henry Ferland, 亚美体育鈥檚 Administrative Support Group Co-Director presented on 亚美体育鈥檚 new biogas initiative and Jorge Hilbert, Argentina, 亚美体育 Biogas Co-Chair, presented insights into Argentina鈥檚 biogas efforts. Exiting Global Methane Initiative (July 2016)
  • Check out the 亚美体育 Biogas Subcommittee Action Plan (May 2016)
  • Read the Exiting Global Methane Initiative (April 2016)
  • View the proceedings from the 7th Meeting of the 亚美体育 Steering Committee held on 29 March 2016 (April 2016)
  • The Global Methane Forum was held 28 – 30 March, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Click to learn more. Exiting Global Methane Initiative (April 2016)
  • Now available: the Biogas Wastewater Assessment Technology Tool (BioWATT), available in both English and Spanish, provides a quick and preliminary assessment of wastewater-to-energy projects (February 2016)
  • Add your agriculture sector project to the Map of Methane Sites with the improved Agriculture Sector Data Entry Workbook (February 2016)