For Immediate Release: April 13, 2018

Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity: National, subnational governments and industry to be honoured for their leadership in reducing methane emissions

Toronto, Ont. – On Tuesday April 17, the inaugural Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards will be held to recognize international leaders for their efforts to reduce industrial emissions of methane gas. Honourees may include national governments, sub-national jurisdictions, investors, innovators, and companies who are taking action to reduce these harmful emissions.

Methane is the second most significant driver of climate change after CO2, and is 80 times more powerful than CO2 over a 20-year timeframe. The oil and gas sector is one of the largest sources of human-caused methane globally. This awards ceremony will recognize leaders who have empowered industry providers to reduce these potent emissions.

The awards will be jointly presented by the Center for Clean Air Policy, Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Defence Canada, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pembina Institute. The awards ceremony coincides with the Global Methane Forum, which convenes methane experts and policy-makers from more than 65 countries around the world to discuss options for methane reduction and abatement activities.

Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards presentation and reception
WHERE: Enercare Centre, Salon 108, 100 Princes’ Blvd #1, Toronto
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

The award presentation will be followed by a thirty-minute panel discussion amongst recipients about challenges and successes they have encountered in their efforts to reduce methane emissions. Following the panel discussion, guests are invited for drinks and refreshments.

About the CENTER FOR CLEAN AIR POLICY (ccap.org): Since 1985, the Center for Clean Air Policy has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policy-makers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. Follow us on twitter @CleanAirPolicy

About CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE (www.catf.us): Clean Air Task Force is a nonprofit environmental organization with offices across the U.S. CATF works to help safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. For more information, please visit www.catf.us.

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND (edf.org): Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international non-profit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and our Energy Exchange blog.

About the PEMBINA INSTITUTE (pembina.org): The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change. Producing credible, evidence-based research and analysis, we consult directly with organizations to design and implement clean energy solutions, and convene diverse sets of stakeholders to identify and move toward common solutions.

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For more information, please contact: media@environmentaldefence.ca or 647.280.9521