Methane Series Part 1: Accelerating Subnational Methane Mitigation in the Agriculture and Waste Sectors

Hosted by: Abt Associates

Taken together, the agriculture and waste sectors account for over 60 percent of all human-caused anthropogenic methane emissions. In this expert panel, speakers will share reflections on the recent focus on subnational action on methane in the agriculture and waste sectors. The audience will learn about the opportunities for subnational governments to work alongside local stakeholders and the private sector to reduce methane emissions from agriculture, with a focus on livestock and municipal solid waste. Speakers will discuss how subnational governments can leverage and built on enabling frameworks, incentives, and voluntary partnerships needed to realize methane targets. Panelists will provide reflections and calls to action as more subnational commitments and initiatives are announced at COP28.


  • Eric Reading, Chief Climate Officer, Abt Associates
  • Jonathan Banks, Global Director - Methane Pollution Prevention, Clean Air Task Force (CATF)
  • John Tauzel, Senior Director for Global Agriculture Methane, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Jeremy Douglas, Director of Partnerships, Delterra