Oil and Gas Sector Toolkit for the Global Methane Pledge
In line with the fourth Methane Guiding Principle, this Oil and Gas Sector Toolkit supports policy makers as they develop sound policy and regulation to drive down oil and gas methane emissions. Fulfilling the Global Methane Pledge will require widespread implementation efforts, including policies aimed at reducing flaring, venting and fugitive emissions. This toolkit connects policy makers and regulators to key resources and institutions supporting these policy efforts.
This Toolkit outlines different partners, resources and case studies that are available to support government and industry actors in efforts to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. It provides a guide through the different tools and strategies available to policy makers and indicates which elements can be most useful across different goals and institutional circumstances.
Methane is responsible for around 30% of the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution, and rapid and sustained reductions in methane emissions are key to limit near-term warming and improve air quality.
The Global Methane Pledge was launched at COP26 in November 2021 to catalyse action to reduce methane emissions. Led by the United States and the European Union, the Pledge has nearly 120 country participants who together are responsible for about half of global oil and gas methane emissions.
This page describes the different organisations that are working on reducing oil and gas methane emissions, organised by focus area.
A lot of material is currently available to inform action on methane. This page describes the various resources that have been developed to support regulators and policy makers with methane mitigation.