Oil and Gas Mitigation

Oil and Gas Methane Regulation

In partnership with the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), CCAP has expanded our work to advance regulatory solutions to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production at a sector scale. Our theory of change is to support developing countries to (1) identify regulatory opportunities to reduce oil and gas sector climate pollution emissions; (2) fill data, legal and technical gaps; and (3) define specific approaches that can be implemented successfully, including through the replication and adaptation of strong examples used elsewhere. Targeting Mexico and other developing countries with oil and gas production, CCAP and CATF are sharing successes and lessons learned from leading government regulators and experts on:

The work also supports countries in developing an emissions baseline so that emissions reductions from the oil and gas sector can be included in plans to implement NDCs and be better evaluated in current GHG inventories and emerging black carbon inventories.

Projects

In Mexico, CCAP is working closely with government contacts at the Energy Ministry (SENER), the Environment Ministry (SEMARNAT), the National Agency for Safety, Energy and Environment (ASEA), the Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), and the National Hydrocarbom Commission (CNH). We have also engaged industry (PEMEX) and NGOs (Centro Mario Molina, CEMDA and EDF).  Going forward, we will reach out to additional developing country governments, especially those that are part of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, to assess their interest and win support for learning from best practice regulatory solutions.

Events