Methane is increasingly in the spotlight as an important greenhouse gas with many industry led initiatives to measure and reduce methane. This has been highlighted by the Methane Pledge to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030, signed up to by over 100 countries at the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26). The next International Methane Measurement Conference (IMMC 2022) will provide a unique environment for delegates to discuss this increasing need to determine and reduce methane emissions. Delegates will have the opportunity to compare capabilities, discuss challenges, review emerging technologies and ensure they are up to date with the latest reporting guidelines and policy developments for monitoring methane emissions.
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases with a significant impact on global climate change. However, the persistence of methane in the atmosphere is much shorter than carbon dioxide, so initiatives to lower methane emissions are likely to be effective more quickly. It is therefore vital that methane emissions are reduced in the near-term, facilitated by accurate and reliable measurements. However, it can be challenging for industry, researchers and policy developers to keep pace with evolving regulations and increasingly sophisticated techniques available to monitor emissions.
IMMC 2022 will bring together scientists, regulators, and stakeholders to one global event aimed at providing a space where work can be presented and ideas discussed in all areas of methane emissions from metrology, to reporting guidelines to existing and emerging technologies.
The last two IMMCs, held in 2017 and 2019, were a huge success with experts coming together from all over the world to identify and solve the gaps in methane metrology and identify new regulatory needs. New initiatives to cut methane gas emissions by at least 30% by 2030 along with existing Net Zero goals, have amplified the importance of the upcoming 2022 event as a reduction in industrial methane emissions is critical to ensure all relevant industries meet the requirements for these new global and national objectives.