Joint discussion paper on methane emissions from the energy and petrochemical sectors

Energy transition

Methane is the most potent greenhouse gas after CO2 and has been regulated both by the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015. Long underreported and mostly ignored, awareness of the true magnitude and climate impact of methane emissions has increased significantly in recent years, in particular from the energy and petrochemical sectors. 

The further extraction and consumption of fossil gas is incompatible with the EU’s objective to reach climate neutrality, calling for decisive action from EU policymakers and the need to phase out fossil gas by 2035.

Joint NGO Discussion Paper Methane



EU Parliament Scoreboard​: Protectors, Procrastinators & Prehistoric Thinkers

New in-depth data research from five leading climate and environment organisations reveals that only a minority of MEPs during the 2019 – 2024 mandate acted to protect Europe’s climate, nature and air quality. The majority of MEPs acted instead as either procrastinators or prehistoric thinkers, delaying real action with patchy and inconsistent voting records, or worse, completely failing to rise to the challenge of the crises Europe is facing.

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