CUMT holds 2024 International Workshop on Methane Observation and Quantification

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Opening ceremony

Speech delivered by vice-president Bian Zhengfu

Workshop site

2024 International Workshop on Methane Observation and Quantification was held in Beijing and Xuzhou from Apr. 26 to 28. The workshop was sponsored by CUMT, organized by the School of Environment and Spatial Informatics and Institute for Strategic Development of Energy Resources of CUMT, and supported by a number of international organizations and institutions, including the UNEP’s International Methane Emission Observatory, the International Society for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (ISRSAM) and the China Center for Management of Agenda 21 (CCMA). The conference was divided into two phases: symposium and workshop.

On the morning of Apr. 26, the International Cooperation Symposium on Methane Observation and Quantification was held at the Institute of Energy and Resource Strategy Development of CUMT. Bian Zhengfu, the vice-president of CUMT, and Dingding, Deputy Director of the Foreign  Environmental Cooperation Center of Ministry of Ecology and Environment delivered their speech. Over 40 participants attended the workshop, including representatives from the UNEP’s International Methane Emission Observatory, ISRSAM, International Society for Mine Surveying (ISMS) and Chinese National Committee of International Society for Digital Earth (ISDGE), and other domestic and overseas renowned institutions.

Bian Zhengfu noted that the observation and quantification of methane emissions is one of the key parts in controlling greenhouse gas emissions, and an important driving force to promote scientific and technological innovation. Observations by satellite aerial ground integrated digital system is crucial to understanding the sources, distribution and change trends of methane. He hoped that, through this, all parties can make concerted efforts to build a platform for academic exchange and cooperation, talents can be trained through cooperation to transform scientific research findings into educational resources, and that theoretical and technical level of methane observation and quantification can be promoted, so as to provide CUMT’s wisdom  and China's solutions in global climate governance and to better protect the environment and achieve sustainable development.

Mr. Dingding stated that international cooperation plays a key role in methane monitoring and quantification, and that China attaches great importance to the control of greenhouse gases like methane, and has adopted a series of strategies. He hoped that experts and scholars in the field of methane observation and quantification at home and abroad will further strengthen communication and cooperation, and contribute to addressing the challenges of methane emission and global methane emission reduction.

The workshop was held at CUMT Nanhu Museum Lecture Hall from Apr. 27 to 28. Bian Zhengfu attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech, in which he introduced the CUMT’s experience in methane observation and quantification, and his expectation, on behalf of CUMT, of carrying out in-depth exchanges with experts and scholars around the world, so as to jointly cope with global climate change. More than 100 experts and scholars attended this forum. The opening ceremony was hosted by Wang Shougang , Dean of the School of Environment and Spatial Informatics.

The forum,with presentation sessions and poster sessions, and was broadcast live. More than 50 scholars shared their latest research and practical experience on the theme of “Methane Observation and Quantification”, which involves a variety of observation platforms such as satellites, aeroplanes, towers and the ground, and covers methane emission problems in various fields such as coal mines, oil and gas, wetlands and paddy fields.