COP16 Natural Gas Symposium 5 December,Cancun, Mexico

This Natural Gas Symposium was organised by the International Gas Union and Worldwatch Institute. Live footage and pdfs from the Symposium are now available.



 IGU Press Release following the Gas Symposium.

NEW: The  IGU Secretariat  has now published live footage (Windows Media Player
from the Cancun Gas Symposium:


From  top left: Media at Cancunmesse, IGU Secretary  Mr Torstein Indrebø is
interviewed by Norwegian Boradcasting, IGU President Datuk Rahim Hashim
is discussing gas issues with  Mr Tanaka,IEA, and with Dr.Yumkella,UNIDO.
From bottom left: NGOs' booth area, Worldwatch President , Mr  Chris Flavin
and the conference room where the Gas Symposium took place (photos: IGU)

LIVE FOOTAGE Part 1 Global Perspectives

Opening by Mr Torstein  Indrebø,  Secretary General of IGU
Introduction , Mr Christopher Flavin, President of Worldwatch

- Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director General , United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
- Mr Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, (IEA)
- Senator Timothy Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation
- Mr Jos Delbeke, Director-General, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
- Mr David Goldwyn, Special Envoy for International Affairs, US Department of State
- Professor Jiang Kejun, Director of Energy Research Institute,  National Reform and development Commission, People's Republic of China.
- Mr David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, US Departement of Energy

- Q & A session, moderated by  Mr Christopher Flavin, President of Worldwatch

LIVE FOOTAGE Part 2 Industry Perspectives

-Opening by Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, President of IGU

- Mr Ho Sook Wah, IGU  Coordination Committee Chairman
- Ms Hege Marie Norheim , Senior Vice President, Climate, Statoil
- Mr Gérard Moutet, Vice President, Clmate and Energy , TOTAL
- Ms Tanya Morrison, International Government Relations Manager, Climate Change, Shell
- Dr Gerald Linke, Head of Gas Technology Centre, E.ON Ruhrgas
- Mr Michael Eckhart, President of the American Council on Renewable Energy
- Mr Brett Jarman, Executive Director, NGV Global
- Mr Kenneth  Vareide, Regional  Manager, Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

- Q & A  session moderated by Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, President of IGU


Please find below pdfs of  most of the Speakers' contributions:


Detailed reports from the COP15 IGU Gas Event in Copenhagen on 13 December 2009 is to be found here