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Agenda for the Plenary Session

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, Palais de Nations, Room XXI

08:00 – 09:15 Registration/Security check-in
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome and Opening of the Session
  • Helen Ryan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada; GMI Steering Committee Co-Chair
  • Janine Kuriger, Head of Division, Global Programme Climate Change and Environment (GPCCE), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
09:35 – 09:40 Introductory Remarks
  • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE (confirmed)
09:40 – 12:00
Moderated by Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
Keynote Session: A Call to Action
  • Rob Jackson, Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford University (confirmed)
  • Sam Kotis, Associate Vice President, Global Energy, Environmental Defense Fund (confirmed)
  • Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer, ENI S.p.A. (confirmed)
  • Vicki Hollub, Chief Executive Officer, Occidental Petroleum (confirmed)
  • Tim Gould, Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency (confirmed)
12:00 – 12:30 Recognition of the Global Methane Challenge Participants
  • Helen Ryan, GMI Steering Committee Co-Chair
  • Janine Kuriger, GPCCE/SDC/FDFA
12:30 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:40
Facilitated Panel Discussion
Financial Risks of Inaction on Methane
“Perspectives from financial institutions and the private sector on the funding opportunities, barriers, and risks”

  • Andrew Logan, Senior Director, Oil & Gas, Ceres (confirmed)
  • Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive Officer, OGCI Climate Investments (confirmed)
  • Vikram Widge, Senior Advisor on Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative (confirmed)
  • Tanguy de Benassis, Secretariat, World Bank (invited)
15:45 – 16:55
Facilitated Panel Discussion
Moderated by Stephanie Saunier, Managing Director, Carbon Limits
Drivers of Action to Reduce Methane
“Perspectives from the private sector and governments on experiences and challenges: what has worked, and what hasn’t, in addressing methane mitigation through policy, including both regulations and voluntary incentives”

  • Brendan Devlin, Advisor, Directorate General Energy, European Commission (confirmed)
  • Jerome Schmitt, Chair, OGCI Executive Committee (confirmed)
  • Suresh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal of India (invited)
16:55 – 17:00 Closing Remarks; Adjournment
17:00 - 18:00 Networking Event - Serpent Bar, Building E, 1st Floor (hosted by OGCI)

Palais de Nations