Let’s Meet! Online event ‘Pathways to Methane Emissions Reduction’

Let’s Meet! Online event ‘Pathways to Methane Emissions Reduction’

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This online event will look to address how the gas sector can reduce methane emissions. In particular, how the gas industry can cooperate on advancing performance across value chains, improve transparency and data accuracy and support best practice implementation across the EU.

The full recording of this webinar is available to view below.


Tuesday, 26 May 2020 from 09:30 to 10:30 (CET)

Moderation by James Watson, Secretary General of Eurogas

Views by

Christophe McGlade, World Energy Outlook Senior Analyst, International Energy Agency

Poppy Kalesi, Director Global Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Eva Hennig, Chair of the Eurogas Distribution Committee and Head of Energy Policy, Thüga



Meet the speakers

Christophe McGlade is a senior energy analyst in the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Christophe joined the IEA in 2015 and leads the oil and gas analysis within the World Energy Outlook (WEO) series: the Agency’s authoritative analysis of long-term global energy trends and challenges. He led the special focus on natural gas in the WEO-2017, the special focus on innovation and the environmental performance of oil and gas supply in the WEO-2018, and the special focus on the prospects for gas infrastructure in the WEO-2019. He was also a lead author of the IEA’s 2019 publication on The Future of Hydrogen.

Prior to joining the IEA, Christophe was lead researcher for the UK Energy Research Centre at the University College London (UCL) Institute for Sustainable Resources. Christophe holds a PhD in energy and resources from UCL and a BA and MSci from Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge in Theoretical and Experimental Physics and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL.


Poppy Kalesi leads EDF’s Energy program in Europe with a focus on delivering ambitious EU policies that will contribute to deep reductions in global oil and gas methane emissions by 2025. Poppy’s experience includes energy and climate policy, business strategy and technology innovation from roles previously held with the European Commission, the European Parliament, Eurelectric, Statoil and the Norwegian Ocean Industries. Based in Norway, Poppy has also served on the Boards of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform and the Norwegian Institute for International Networks.


Eva Hennig, study of Mechanical Engineering at Technical University in Munich. With Thüga Aktiengesellschaft in Munich since 1989 in various positions, since 1.1.2018 head of department for EU Energy Policy. The Thüga Group constitutes the largest alliance of nearly 100 municipal utilities in Germany with activities in the sectors gas, electricity, district heating, water and various services. Eva Hennig is active in all topics related to gas with a special interest in sector coupling and the production and distribution of renewable and decarbonized gases. Since 2012 chair of the Eurogas Distribution Committee.


Speakers’ presentations: Christophe McGlade, Poppy Kalesi, Eva Hennig