Coal Mines

18th Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition

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Date20–21 March 2023
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Organizer: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Industry Sector: Coal Mines
At its 18th session the Group of Experts will continue its work to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal mines through activities that help the recovery and use of methane in order to reduce the risks of explosions in coal mines, mitigate climate change, and support sustainable development. The Group of Experts will also discuss the best strategies for preparing and delivering green transformation of the coal mining regions in accordance with the principles of just transition.

The Group of Experts will then work on its Work Plan for 2024-2025, listen to presentations on relevant activities of its key partners operating in the field of monitoring and abatement of methane emissions from the coal sector, and will plan its 2024 session, exploring opportunities for delivering it within the framework of the Global Methane Forum that it could help to organize in Geneva. The end of the session will feature the thirteenth joint meeting of the Group of Experts and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Coal Subcommittee, which will be continued on Wednesday, 22 March in room XXV and virtually (please note that online connection will be available on Wednesday only).

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