Giulia Ferrini serves as Associate Programme Officer in UN Environment. She has experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of climate technology related projects and programmes. Her experience lead her to work with governments, international financing institutions, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations involved in climate change mitigation.
Giulia supports developing countries achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions through technology, and works on oil and gas related issues. She coordinates the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, a public-private partnership to reduce methane emissions reduce methane emissions in oil and gas operations. She is also involved in the Methane Studies project, a series of international studies to improve the understanding of sources and magnitude of methane emissions from oil and gas supply chains globally.
Methane emissions are responsible for about 25% of current global warming and the oil and gas sector is one of the largest anthropogenic sources of methane. The IPCC, in its “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees”, noted that emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants like methane and black carbon need to be reduced by 35% or more by 2050 to stay below the 1.5 degrees target, while the International Energy Agency identified upstream methane emissions as one of the most important areas for addressing climate change in the energy sector in the near term.