International Experts Workshops on Carbon Management and its Implications: 1st Global Methane Initiative (GMI) for Oil and Gas Sector Workshop...

The International Experts Workshops on Carbon Management and its Implications took place from 27-30 April 2015 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The workshop, organized by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Saudi Aramco, took place in two parts: the 1st Global Methane Initiative (GMI) for Oil and Gas Sector Workshop and Exhibition in the Middle East convened from 27-28 April; and the International Experts Workshop on the Adverse Social and Economic Impacts of Mitigation Measures, from 29-30 April.

 

The GMI Workshop and Exhibition was also organized in partnership with the GMI and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). The meeting was attended by around 200 representatives from government, private sector, international organizations and academia. Participants considered inter alia: operational safety and energy security via methane emissions management; flare mitigation programme activities in Saudi Arabia; methane emissions and mitigation opportunities; methane emissions inventory experience in the Middle East; and methane emissions detection and measurement techniques, equipment and costs.

Case studies from Saudi Aramco, the US and other countries were presented, as well as oil and gas partner case studies. On Tuesday afternoon, participants went on a field trip to the Saudi Aramco Engineering Solutions Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The aim of the International Experts Workshop on the Adverse Social and Economic Impacts of Mitigation Measures, also organized by the Ministry of Corporate Planning, Saudi Arabia, was to advance understanding of how to increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change mitigation. The workshop was attended by more than 50 representatives from government, private sector, academia and international organizations. Case studies were presented, analyzing vulnerabilities and identifying the best options from different sectors to address these vulnerabilities.

This report contains a summary of the 1st Global Methane Initiative (GMI) for Oil and Gas Sector Workshop and Exhibition in the Middle East and a summary of the International Experts Workshop on the Adverse Social and Economic Impacts of Mitigation Measures.

The  Summary of this meeting is now available:

 

in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol172num21e.pdf   

and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/carbon/cmiw/html/crsvol172num21e.html

 

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