UN Environment Programme to monitor gas companies’ methane emissions


The United Nations Environment Programme will use data supplied by Kayrros for its International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) initiative to keep a closer eye on methane emissions from oil, gas and coal companies globally.

UNEP IMEO, which was launched at the G20 Summit in 2021, is set to transform the conventional approach to methane reduction by combining verified third-party data with action on research, reporting and implementation.

Methane (CH4), the primary component of natural gas, is responsible for more than 25% of the warming we are experiencing today. If oil and gas methane emissions are reduced by 75%, overall greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 6 GtCO2e.

Kayrros, which brings extensive experience and expertise in geoanalytics, AI, and satellite imaging, will contribute to advance UNEP’s goal of building a science-based global dataset of empirically verified methane emissions at an increasing level of accuracy and granularity. The data aims to help companies and national regulators reduce methane emissions.

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