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  • News & Media Clean Air Task Force Statement on the European Commission’s Methane Strategy

    Today the European Commission released the EU’s “methane strategy” which will serve as the starting point for a process to develop legislation to rein in methane pollution. Cutting methane from the oil and gas sector in Europe and from the gas Europe imports is one of the fastest and most effective ways to slow the

    October 14, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Clean Air Task Force on the European Commission’s Methane Strategy – What We Know, What Needs To Be Done

    This week the European Commission is expected to release an EU “methane strategy” which will serve as the starting point for a process to develop legislation to rein in methane pollution. Cutting methane from the oil and gas sector in Europe and from the gas Europe imports is one of the fastest and most effective […]

    October 12, 2020
  • News & Media Clean Air Task Force Welcomes Revised 2030 EU Climate Strategy

    BRUSSELS, September 17, 2020 — Today, the European Commission released a revised 2030 Climate Target Plan that calls for increased ambition in cutting greenhouse gas emissions 55% below 1990 levels, with actions necessary in all sectors. CATF welcomes the European Commission’s increased ambition on climate and the efforts to accelerate emission reductions in the near term. The Plan states: “The EU needs to raise its ambitions for this decade now and avoid leaving a heavier workload for future […]

    September 17, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Essential Actions for EU Methane Strategy

    Clean Air Task Force recently submitted comments on the European Commission’s methane roadmap and outlined the key elements that must be included in the upcoming methane strategy in order to mitigate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The EU methane roadmap sets the stage for the subsequent methane strategy, and the implementing policies and measures, […]

    August 7, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Europe Must Lead on Methane, Both Domestically and Internationally

    Europe has long been one of the great lions of climate change advocacy. But in the halls of power throughout Europe there’s been a major blind spot: methane.  Thankfully, that is changing. The European Union has set an ambitious goal for carbon neutrality, and Europeans have started to  recognize that this goal can’t be met […]

    April 3, 2020
  • Super Pollutants Putting out the Fire

    How Nigeria has quietly cut flaring by 70%, and is now moving to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

    September 9, 2019
  • Super Pollutants Methane’s Moment: A Global Alliance for Deep Reductions in Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Sector

    Until about two years ago, the oil and gas methane pollution corner of the climate world was fairly quiet.  CATF had been working on methane and other super pollutants like black carbon since the first scientific recognition of the dangers of short-lived climate pollutants (aka super pollutants) back in the early 2000s.  But in 2016, […]

    June 17, 2019
  • Super Pollutants The American Opportunity: How the Americas Are Kick-Starting Climate Action

    Mexico, California, Colorado, Canada, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, British Columbia, Wyoming. What do all of these places have in common?

    May 13, 2019