Side event

A Methane Data Revolution: The Road to Radical Transparency

01 December 2023
14:00 - 14:45 (Asia/Dubai)

The world is on the cusp of a methane data revolution, with enhanced monitoring and heightened attention creating an unprecedented level of transparency. UNEP’s International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) is a core implementing partner of the Global Methane Pledge and its Annual Report, to be launched at COP 28, assesses the state of the methane data ecosystem, including the latest scientific research, action by industry, and what is needed for stakeholders to deliver emission reductions at the speed and scale required. Also being unveiled is the first public data from UNEP’s Methane Alert and Response System (MARS), a novel programme that leverages satellite data to notify companies and countries in near real-time of major methane events. It is a powerful example of how data is being used to drive progress towards the Global Methane Pledge and keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach.