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4th GECF Workshop on the Environmental Advantages of Natural Gas at COP26

 Glasgow, United Kingdom

The inherent eco-friendly credentials of the cleanest available fossil fuel, natural gas, will be highlighted at the 4th edition of the GECF Annual Workshop on Environmental Advantages of Natural Gas on the sidelines of UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) on 10 November 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.

Participants will hear directly from senior GECF and industry voices, including HE Yury Sentyurin, Forum's Secretary General. The event is due to kick-off at 2 pm Glasgow time (11 am Doha) at the Pavilion of the State of Qatar.

The COP26 is being hailed as a significant test of the 2015 Paris Agreement implementation, which aims to limit the rise in global average temperature to well below 2C. As an Observer Organisation to the UN Convention on Climate Change and an active voice in the area of climate activism, the GECF thoroughly recognises the importance of dealing with climate change, and vividly supports all efforts in abating greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions and adapting to the effects of their accumulation in the atmosphere.

As such, the event aims to highlight the science and research-based incentives for natural gas to contribute to immediately reducing GHGs emissions, through the replacement of more carbon intensive fuels, and the balancing of intermittent renewables for their integration in the networks within the framework of this foremost international debate.

This signature GECF event has been held on a yearly basis since 2018 with the last edition in December 2020 taking place virtually due to Covid-19. The first GECF Workshop on the Environmental Advantages of Natural Gas was held in Sabetta, the Russian Federation in 2018, whilst the second edition of this important debate took place in Madrid, Spain in 2019 on the sidelines of COP25.

The association of 18 of the leading gas producing nations has launched its Environmental Knowledge and Solutions Framework Initiative, with an aim to share best practices, acquire knowledge, and bring solutions to meet the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. 

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4th GECF Workshop on the Environmental Advantages of Natural Gas at COP26  Glasgow, United Kingdom
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