Methane Series Part 2: Accelerating Subnational Methane Mitigation in the Energy Sector

Hosted by: Abt Associates

The energy sector is the second largest source of methane emissions, responsible for 35 percent of emissions. In the oil and gas sector, the leakages, venting, and flaring of natural gas—a fossil fuel made of 70 to 90 percent methane—contribute a significant proportion of energy sector methane emissions, while representing lost resources and revenue. This session will explore how subnational stakeholders are responding and acting on national and international commitments to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas. The session will also include perspectives and real-world implementation in support of methane reduction commitments including those in Nationally Determined Contributions and Methane Action Plans in support of the Global Methane Pledge.


  • Eric Reading, Chief Climate Officer, Abt Associates
  • Chair Liane Randolph, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Dr. Gbenga Olu Komdafe, Chief Executive, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC)
  • Dorian Mead, Energy Reform & Reconstruction Advisor USAID/Washington
  • Alfredo Miranda-González, Deputy Director - International Methane, Clean Air Task Force (CATF)
  • TJ Conway, Principal– Climate Intelligence Program, RMI