EU methane legislation – How to reduce the unabated by 2030 Published: 4 October 2021 Event recording Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas production to consumption is key in preventing radiative forcing. Shutting down the most immediate unabated emissions of the greenhouse gas methane can be done at no net cost and it has enormous potential in terms of climate policy. Climate tipping points in relation to global warming must be avoided. Yet, the oil and gas industry does not exhaust all options to reduce methane leakages, partly due to a lack of regulation. The EU is planning to deliver binding legislation to this end, covering also gas imports. This event presented concrete policy proposals for a methane charge and a performance standard.