Near Zero Methane and Zero Flaring: Supporting tangible action in emerging producers Delegations from Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Mauritania, Tanzania, Namibia attending the training on emissions, Senegal 2023

Near Zero Methane and Zero Flaring: Supporting tangible action in emerging producers

  • 11 Sep, 2023
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  • 12:00 am



The NPG organised a training/workshop on minimising emissions from the petroleum sector, 11-15 September 2023. The training was hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal.

The governments of Senegal, Mauritania, Ghana, Namibia, Uganda, and Tanzania sent delegations to the training to develop action plans to minimise emissions from their petroleum sector and coordinate these emissions at the national climate policy level.

The trainings are delivered in partnership with RMI, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. Presentations at the training are available on the members platform, for the benefit of all member countries.

The training will kick off an Emissions Policy Lab for each interested government, to work on the implementation of their emissions action plans.

The Policy Lab model involves a 6–18-month programme of support to help each government team understand the issue and then design and implement solutions. Rather than being designed in its entirety at the start, a Policy Lab instead offers a flexible and adaptive platform through which the full spectrum of NPG and external support modalities can be delivered as needs and demand arise. This platform allows the NPG to respond dynamically to the problems and challenges members encounter as they seek to both define and implement policy.

The expected outcomes of the Emissions Policy Lab are that participating countries will have:

  • A deeper understanding of emissions reduction issues and options
  • Clarified their policy objectives and agenda
  • Defined an implementation roadmap

The NPG team will engage with each country delegation ahead the course to review objectives and to help each participant prepare the data that will be used in the practical manipulation of tools and exercises at the training.

During the training, facilitated discussions clarified the gaps, needs, and required policy changes identified by agencies at the first training on emissions. This will guide the follow up engagement with the participating governments after the training.

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